Tuesday, April 24, 2012


EEG Instructions

1.  Wash hair the night before.  EEG can only be performed on clean hair.
2.  Use no hair products.
3.  No caffeine 24 hours prior to EEG.
4.  Cross fingers that it doesn't turn into a disaster.


It wasn't.  A disaster, that is.  CB did pretty well all things considered.  She doesn't like laying on her back or having her hair messed with, or being restrained in any way so gluing the leads on her head was a bit rough.  The technician was an angel ... I've never seen someone work so quickly.   Once CB could sit up she was much better.  She didn't stay as still as she should have, so there was a lot of artifact on the print out, but it was just a baseline.

I liked our new neurologist.  I can always relate better to female neurologists who are around my age and are mothers of young children.  The worst matches for me are old, silver haired men or narcissistic, arrogant men... both of whom I've had the pleasure of working with (barf).

Dr. T was really thorough and we have a plan.  No answers, but a plan.  I'm feeling hopeful.

And tired.  We were at the clinic for 4 hours.  Good times.  Thank God for 2 good friends who helped me by watching two of my girls.  I am so blessed.  Blessed, and tired.  So, with that... I'm out.


Leah said...

Thinking of you, A.
Love and hugs to you from Texas.

Elizabeth said...

I always hate to see a child wrapped up in leads. Sigh.

I'm glad you have a plan and hope that it's a constructive, working one! If you ever need to talk, you know where to find me!

kario said...

So glad the day went well. Friends are a glorious thing - especially when they are willing to take your kids for a while.

I hope the new plan and the new neurologist prove worthy. Sending light and love.

Claire said...

Oh yeah...the "silver haired male" neurologists. They are truly a breed in and of themselves...a nasty breed, the sort that should be, you know, kept to a minimum.

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