Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Another Normal test

I got a call from the doctor yesterday about 2pm. The nurse said that Jack's EEG was normal. I would have been shocked had it been anything other than normal. So where do we go from here? Dr. Henry is going to call the Pediatric Neurologist to see if we need to do anything else and to see if she has any idea of what's going on.

Jack's doing much better at sitting up, as you saw yesterday. He couldn't have been happier with himself, could he? I don't think so. He's more willing to feed himself with his left hand, but he doesn't always hit the mark. It's hard to know if he's actually doing better or if we want it so bad that we're taking anything and running with it. I've noticed that he still leans to his left from time to time and that he also supports his left side more than his right. Do you suppose it feels different to him? I often wonder if it does.


The EEG test was quite interesting. I had a hard time keeping Jack awake on the way to SF. He actually fell asleep for probably 2 minutes because I was failing at my task. Finally I had to take him out of his car seat. If you don't know me, this was a HUGE deal to me. I DO NOT like for my kids to be out of their car seats. It was the only way to keep him awake though. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

We got checked in and were taken to where the test would be held. It was very interesting. They measured his head and marked on him with a black sharpie. All I could think of was his pictures that he'll have taken today. Lordy! They marked him up and stuck electrodes all over. Justin thought he counted 18 of them. Each electrode had a colored wire. After getting the electrodes where they were supposed to be, they wrapped Jack's whole head in gauze. Jack wasn't a huge fan of that. The good part is that he went right to sleep. They wanted to watch him fall asleep, sleeping, and waking up. They let him sleep for 30 minutes. When that was done, they had him look at a strobe light. After that the test was over. It didn't take long at all.

Today we'll have another session with PT/OT. Then I have a few people coming to the Underground (if you don't understand that, please don't ask) ;) and also 9 month pictures for Jack.

Tomorrow is the big day. Thanks to my co-worker, April, I get to go with Justin to take Nathan to meet his teacher and see his school. I'm quite excited, actually.

Anywho, that's all for now. I'm out!

12 comments:

the boedecker family said...

So glad to hear that the EEG was normal! I hear ya on the "get up" they are in, I thought the same thing when Jordon had his!

Amber Kay said...

I'm at the Underground baby!

~ Amy ~ said...

So happy to hear your good news!!

Anonymous said...

Whew! I'm am so glad it came back normal.

This is me not asking about the Underground.... ;-)

Heidi Jo said...

is there beer served at the underground? ;-)

so happy to hear that jack's testing was normal. now just let the milestones come!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Thank God! Glad to hear the test was "normal".

Anonymous said...

I'm gone one day and Jack is sitting up! WooHoo! Glad the test is over for all of you!

Lori said...

So glad to hear that Jack tests all came back normal. What a relief.

I'm wondering about the underground and trying not to ask about it.

Anonymous said...

Very excited to hear that everything is normal. I am so happy for Jack your the rest of your family. Way to go. I hope the stress is over for a while.

Loni

Tess said...

So glad that the EEG came back normal!! Good news is always wonderful!!

Just Mom said...

:-D

Miah said...

That is great news!

The underground? I knew you were up to no good.