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"Having our Dream Sock empowered me to seek emergency medical care."

"Having our Dream Sock empowered me to seek emergency medical care."

"'You must have had quite a scare!' 

And yet strangely, I hadn’t. Why not? I had, after all, just spent 24 hours at our regional Children’s Hospital with my daughter for respiratory distress. You might expect that among the multitude of emotions I experienced, fear would be one of them.

Like her siblings, my daughter, Maeve, had been battling a virus all week. It felt like the same routine we had been stuck in since the school year began. But this time, however, while everyone else recovered, Maeve started to decline. I was monitoring her breathing, repeatedly visiting her pediatrician, and electing for extra testing. We all agreed - she was struggling, but for now, she was compensating well enough on her own, and we did not need to go to the ER. Throughout this, I used her Owlet Dream Sock during every nap and at night so I could keep monitoring her pulse rate and oxygen. On the third night of her decline, I noticed that her levels were consistently trending below the threshold her pediatrician and I had discussed. It was clear she was no longer compensating well enough to avoid the ER.

They say knowledge is power. That is no different here. Having the ability to accurately and continuously track her pulse rate and oxygen levels allowed me to be in control of when we sought medical care. When I made the call to take her in, my daughter was symptomatically no different from when we left the pediatrician the day prior. If I did not have access to her vital sign trends, I would have had to rely on more critical signs of respiratory distress - a dangerous waiting game I’m thankful we did not have to play. This is why I was not afraid.

Having our Dream Sock allowed me to know how she was doing, rather than guess. Having our Dream Sock empowered me to seek emergency medical care when I knew it would soon be needed, rather than when it was already an emergency. Thank you for creating a device that alleviated my fear and restored a sense of control in an otherwise terrifying situation." - Cydney R. 

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*As a reminder, Dream Sock® is intended to track babies’ heart rate and oxygen level and keep parents informed, but it is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or other condition including, but not limited to, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and/or Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). This testimonial is based on the personal experience of Cydney, who is an employee of Owlet.