About us

Robert is a computer 'geek' and I say that in the most affectionate way possible! He keeps our home network up and running. Right now he works for Convergys in Orem in their technical support department for Netapp. Rob has the most common sense out of anyone I've ever met. He also is one of the most 'creative' people I have EVER known. Within minutes of getting a 'new toy' he's got it taken apart figuring out how to 'maximize' it's potential.

Heather is a 'die hard' animal lover. Rob is VERY tolerant of her zoo. Right now she has 6 cats, 2 dogs, 5 birds, 1 RES Turtle, 1 Betta Fish, 1 Tank of guppies (see The Thompson Zoo) for more about their daily adventures. Rob is very understanding, and coming from a background of not really an animal lover other than birds, he's quite taken with them :) Heather works full time for her father at Camelot Pet Resort, Spa & Health Center in Bountiful, she is the Manager and Veterinary Technician. Heather is also an Independant Representative for several direct sales companies, she offers Gourmet Food, Scrapbooking, Pet Supplies, Candles and Natural Home Care products.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Another Update on Rob

just got back from the Internal Medicine/Sleep Dr. Rob's sleep study wasn't so good, he only got about 3 hours of sleep (out of 8+ hours) and didn't ever go into REM sleep. He had 'apnea' disturbances 113.5 times (normal is 5) anything over 30 is SEVERE Obstructive Sleep Apnea, so what does he have? Extreme Severe? SCARY! His oxygen fluctuated from 60%-90% depending on the moment, but it went up and down A LOT! They said that everytime his oxygen would dip his brain would wake up telling him he needed oxygen, hence the lack of sleep.

So the game plan is he is getting a CPAP Machine with an Auto adjust mask on it to adjust the pressure to keep his airway open. In about a month he will go in for another Sleep Study, this time using the CPAP Machine (if they can get him into a deep sleep). I hope this helps him, he's been exhausted lately and wakes up tired, he hasn't been sleeping very well. We are hoping to get the CPAP this week.

I must say I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO grateful for my new Doctor (seriously my prayers have been answered), who is on top of things and immediately sent Rob to specialists. Who knows what would have happened if he hadn't....I don't even want to think about it. Next week Cardiologist to find out results of Echocardiogram, then 2 weeks the Pulmonologist to hopefully get his Asthma better under control, he is on steroid, and using Nebulizer everyday

He is being a good sport about all the appointments, he's had a lot. Hopefully by the first part of May we will be done with appointments.

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