Eric does have a wee bit of the Irish in him… I’m happy to let you all know that Eric was on his best behavior this morning, in spite of getting only 4 hours of sleep; he did very well with the EEG. You never know how he will do and what will set him off. There was one crying kid (which Eric doesn’t tolerate well), but we were able to close the door and they had a “white noise” machine in the room, which was great and helped to drowned out the noisy kid. I had to sing to him for 1 hours straight, which I’m sure was tough on the tech, LOL! And also promise him Burger King if he stayed still. But really, it couldn’t have gone better. The tech said it will take 3-5 days before we get the results.
Here are a couple of camera phone photos:
Here is a photo of Eric and the technician. Very nice guy and he was great with Eric, which helped a lot. The test is complete and Eric is helping to rip off the probes, HAHAHA!
More on Eric’s seizure and why he needed an EEG.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
Yay! I’m glad that everything went well today. 🙂 So what will the EEG tell us? The likelihood of it happening again, and whether he should be on medicine? Hopefully the results are encouraging. Tell Eric I said hi.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you guys, too — definitely not as big a deal over here in Paris as it is in New England!
Hi Nick, we won’t have results for about 5 days. Then the doctor will decide if he needs meds. Typically, when a child has one seizure they don’t do anything. It is possible that he will not have another. However, since Eric has CP, the chances are much higher that he will have more and in that case he will need medication. If no seizure activities show up on the EEG, we will probably take a wait-and-see approach.
Hoping for the best outcome for Eric’s test.