Friday, February 20, 2009

Sydney's EEG

Sydney finally went in to get her EEG done yesterday (why they didn't do this while she was in the hospital in January is ridiculous, but at least she is finally getting it done) . We will not know the results until next week, but for now we are hopeful and excited to get some answers. She has not had a seizure in two weeks so we know her new meds are working great, we would just like an official diagnosis so we can know what her future holds.
Here is Syd getting ready for the electrodes to be put on her head. It was amazing, we have NEVER seen her sit still for such a long period of time, (and while she was tired at that). We needed to keep her sleep deprived for the test so she had been up since 5 am and had missed her nap. She usually screams when she is this tired, but she loved, I mean LOVED the woman touching and marking her head, it was as if she was getting a massage. A few times she even smiled as if it was tickling her. It was amazing how good she was. She needs one of those stickers that we used to get at the dentist, "I was good, I held still". Remember those?
As soon as Sydney laid down she cried for maybe two minutes and fell fast asleep. Again, amazing! You should see what we go through every night to get her to sleep, and here she just dozed off on her own (with her froggy of course). It was incredible. What a gift for Cameron and I as we were tired from keeping her up all morning and in the car.After a while we had to wake Syd up to do the lights test. This is where they put an obnoxious flashing light in front of her to see if it sparks brain activity. Again, you will see how still Sydney was the entire time. Anyone that know her knows this was a miracle. Never in her 10 months has she ever sat this still unless she was nursing (and even then its questionable). She was great, and it couldn't have gone better. I will post again when I get the results. Hope for the best!



Sus said...

Oh I love that little wiggle worm!

Cameron said...

I'll pick up some electrodes on the way home tonight.

Katie said...

awwww, so sweet. I'm glad she was good for you while the testing was going on. I will be anxious to hear the results!

coco said...

She's being such a good girl! I would kill someone who woke me from a much needed nap and then shined super bright light in my's like she know she needed to get through this!
Love this pics--it was like she was at the spa and she loved meing pampered! Go Syd! It will be good results!

g-ma-ma said...

Sydney is the cutest little patient I have EVER seen, and I love her soooooooooooooooo much!!

coco said...

THe more I watch the vodie of Syd's test--the more I just love you guys as parents!!!