Seems the CPAP machine is working its wonders. DH's breathing interruptions have gone down to 3/hour! His blood gases are all in the acceptable range. They are somewhat amazed at his recovery time after such a severe case of sleep apnea. I think we were doing all the right things in diet and attitude.
There are still some issues with sleeping throughout the night with the mask on and not slipping off when DH rolls over. You definitely know when the mask is crooked...emits a high pitch whistle as the air escapes...but this lessens every night.
The grandchildren are visiting this weekend and we will have a show & tell with them. We don't want them to be frightened should they see Papa sleeping with this strange looking contraption. They are quite accepting of eye glasses and DH's hearing aids. The kids call those Papa's bionic ears!
After this, we are in the home stretch for the wedding...will post details after the fact with photos. After that, I'll be stitching like a mad woman, catching up!