Wednesday, January 21, 2009

EEG Scheduled

Please send us good thoughts tomorrow night.

Froggy is scheduled for an all-night EEG at UCLA. We check in at 11pm and will be there til around noon the next day. They'll hook up 23 electrodes to her head with glue and put a little cap over it. Pray to the gods of 'cooperating toddlers' that this goes well. I asked if they'd give our kiddo a sedative first and the nice woman on the other end of the phone sounded a little frightened. She said the nurses are used to dealing with energetic three year olds, but I wanted to say, "Lady, you ain't seen nothing yet, just wait for FROGGY POWER!!!"

My second question was if they had a sedative for the mommies, or atleast vodka tonics?

I want to prepare Froggy for this, but I'm not sure how to get her excited about being in the hospital all night. Any suggestions?

9 comments:

Angela said...

Maybe you could pump her up by telling her about those fetching hospital gowns and oh-so-yummy hospital food!

Sending good thoughts your way, good luck tomorrow night, and if they don't serve vodka tonics at the hospital, you could always bring a flask from home.

Cara said...

I'll be sending good thoughts, praying, doing a dance to the gods of "cooperating toddlers", and hoping for an easy night for you! I'll also be hoping for good results for sweet Froggy. :)

Casey said...

Maybe go at it from a "fun sleep over with mommy" angle?

I wi sh you MUCH MUCH MUCH good luck and I am eagerly awaiting an update.

Hugs.

Anonymous said...

sending good wishes your way - jcn

fleetfeet said...

I agree with Casey...A fun sleepover with Mommy in the "hospital hotel"? Can she bring a stuffed animal friend with her to share in the fun? Good luck...to you both!

Beverly said...

Oh, I can't imagine having to do that. But you'll do great! especially if you have your sedative.

Julie said...

Special little treats help Seamus when he's in the hospital, like stickers and coloring books, doled out throughout the stay.

Good luck with everything.

Anonymous said...

If she is anything like my willful, saavy 2.5 year old, it would be best to be straight with her. Tell her
"Yeah, this sucks. You will be better off if you just give in and go to sleep." :) I bet she'll sleep through most of it when she realizes she has little choice. I'll be sending good energy your way...

T-Rex said...

Hi Elise,
I hope that the EEG night went well! Thinking of you guys ((hugs))