Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Anna had her EEG yesterday. It was quite the experience.

First, you have to deprive your child of sleep the night before. In order to get the most accurate reading, they like for you child to sleep during the test. And, in order to facilitate the sleeping, they ask that you allow your child to sleep no more than 3 hours the night before. Which, of course, means that you, also, will be getting no more than 3 hours of sleep the night before.

Anna was such the trooper being kept up late. I have never seen such a happy sleep-deprived baby in my life! She was all smiles until about 10:30. Then she just got quiet - no crying, though.

I got her up early on Monday morning, and we went for a sunrise stroll. Still no crying or fussing.

In fact, she didn't do any crying until the tech started to put the leads on her head. They had to put 32 leads on her itty-tiny head.

They wrapped her head in gauze so she would not rip them off. Then, they dimmed the lights, and Anna went promptly to sleep in my arms. (Such a sweetheart!)

When the test was all over, we removed the gauze and leads from Anna's head, and she was left with a wild-n-wacky hairdo!

We will find out results next week at our neurologist appointment, but the preliminary prognosis is 100% normal. (At least that is what we are praying for!)


  1. Awww....she was not at all happy with all that stuff. My E had an EEG just before she turned two.

  2. What a good girl. I didn't know about the lack of sleep part with a EEG.Anna really did a great job. Love, the hair!