Monday, July 31, 2006

"Country Road, Take Me Home"

Apart from the unexpected wait and duration of our appointment, last week's EEG/neuro. eval. went well. Judah's neuro. eval. went rather smoothly with no apparent reason for concern. Judah and I then headed to the EEG room where we waited for a while as the tech. was not informed that we were there. Once the tech. showed up, he began attaching the electrodes to Judah's head, about two or three times as many electrodes than Judah has ever had before.

Thankfully, Judah sat rather cooperatively throughout most of the tedious process. However, just as the tech. was commenting on how unusually cooperative Judah was being, Judah decided to "spas", which is not an understatement. It was as if a switch was turned off and he just lost it, decided he had had enough and wanted to lay down to take his nap. This happened three electrodes short of a complete modum. Eventually Judah fell into a deep enough sleep that we were able to get those three electrodes on his head along with heart monitors. This was the most involved EEG we've ever done with Judah, and apparently it was necessary for research purposes.

Needless to say, I didn't go to the appointment with the expectation of being there as long as we were. We left our house at 10 a.m. and did not return until 5 p.m. Nevertheless, Judah's EEG appeared normal, no evidence of seizure activity, which is what we always want to hear.

This week, I am working on getting our house cleaned for the upcoming birthday party for the boys' 2nd birthday. They turn 2 this Thursday as hard as that is to believe! I'm also gearing up for a last minute trip out of town. Lawrence left Sunday afternoon for a business trip to West Virginia. It's a week long trip, but thankfully I will be able to join up with him mid-week along with the boys. He will be visiting an office near Morgantown, WV the latter half of the week, and thankfully, I have a good friend from college along with some family who live in or near Morgantown. So, I'm packing up the boys and heading west.

You can pray for safe travels as I do not drive long distances very well. I tend to have trouble keeping my eyes open...really not a good thing. The boys are over the virus/congestion they had for two weeks, but I always get nervous when they've been in children's ministry at church that they'll come down with something new--I know this is not the most faith filled outlook, but unfortunately it's based in our history with children's ministry. So, we'd appreciate your prayers for their and my continued health as well.



Beth said...

Awww, you guys are such troopers. I will be praying for you guys this week. What a good mamma you are.

Danielle said...

Whew, you're a busy lady! Will be praying for a safe trip.

Beth Chase said...

We had such a great time with you guys! The girls absolutely LOVE love love your boys to pieces. (so do I!) So far we haven't found anything you've left behind... Glad you could make the trip and we're looking forward to seeing you guys again very soon!

Love, Beth