Hailey's Apnea monitor went off last night.... — The Bump
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Hailey's Apnea monitor went off last night....

It was because her heart rate dropped. The monitor will alarm if her heart rate drops below 90bpm.

I dont think I had ever felt my heart leap out of my throat. I am used to it going off b/c the leads were loose. Its a long beep with an orange light. This time it beeped several times in a row and a red light by the low heart rate picture. I was asleep. I never want to wake up to a screaming machine with a red light again! DH was wtaching TV in the living room and came stomping down the hallway.

I turned on the lights to find her sound asleep and breathing. Thats considered a "self-resolve" since she didnt need stimulation from me in order to get her heart rate back up.

I am trying to figure out how it could have been a false alarm but its hard to tell. Her coloring was fine and she was breathing so thats all that matters. I think I am now okay with having this monitor until shes 6 months old, think I could keep it on her for life? =/

Re: Hailey's Apnea monitor went off last night....

  • Oh, wow!  I'm sure you were terrified!  I'm so glad everything is OK though.
  • my sister had the monitor till she was almost a year old, my mom said she still slept under my sisters crib every night just in case (but then again my mom exaggerates quite a bit some times) ... i can only imagine how panicked you must have felt when that went off... good to hear she resolved it herself... ((hugs))
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  • How scary!! I am glad everything is OK :)
  • I can't imagine how scared you were!!
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  • I think have just freaked out. That was scary!
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