Phew! So glad the EEG is over. What on earth made our neurologist think that attaching a 10-pound box to my toddler’s head with 20+ plus wires would be a good idea? That’s right, 20+ wires, glued to his head, wrapped in gauze, and leading to a 10-pound box. He was on a leash for 24 hours! And it was attached to his head, for pity’s sake! (Let me just say, we got some stares. I’m afraid the pizza guy is going to call DFACS on us for torturing our child.)
I’m no physicist, but I can define perpetual motion for you: a toddler told to be still. Somehow, the very instant you attach something to his head and tell him to be still it triggers something in the brain (or maybe the power from the 4 D batteries gave him extra energy). That kid was like the Energizer bunny. Even in his sleep!
At night he constantly rolled – the worst thing he could have done, since it wrapped the wires around his precious little neck. So all night long I was de-tangling him from the wiry choking-death-trap. When we went back this morning to have the death-trap removed, the second he was free he took off running. And continued running for most of the day. Ah, the taste of freedom! (I don’t know who was really liberated – me or him.)
Next step: we wait. It takes 2 weeks for a team of doctors to interpret the 24 hours’ worth of 20+ seemingly random squiggly lines. Around October 10th (the same day we see the neurosurgeon) the results should be ready.