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Eric’s EEG Results

A normal electroencephalogram (EEG) recording
A normal electroencephalogram (EEG) recording

It was not a totally ideal study, because Eric didn’t fall asleep and because he was moving a lot. Nonetheless, there were no abnormalities that looked like they might have caused his seizure. So we will just wait and see if he has another. If he has another seizure he will see a neurologist.

As the doctor told us, everyone is allowed one seizure before starting medications. Could have been a fluke, although unlikely for Eric because of his cerebral palsy. Still we are hoping this was a one-time episode.

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Luck of the Irish?

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:

Not too happy here...
Not too happy here...

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!

Eric and Don
Eric and Don

More on Eric’s siezure and why he needed an EEG.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! 

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