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Brief Vogon update 4: EEG on Monday

Visited him briefly tonight with the VogonMom and VogonDad, who tagged off with Laurel and we were able to take him down to see Laurel. She had been very anxious since she saw him seizing and last saw him around 3 AM.

The EEG will be on Monday and he will stay in the hospital for observation and continued IV fluids and potassium. His bed is hooked up to a sensor that trips an alert at the nurses' station if he moves more than simply shifting around in case he has another seizure. He was resting quietly watching TV when I arrived; in addition to clean pajama pants, toiletries and a change of clothes, I brought his MP3 player and charger and (once his doctor says it's okay for him to use it) my laptop with a Wi-Fi card and a trackball.

Pending Monday's test results and no further seizures, he may be home Monday or Tuesday.

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_carbon_made_
Mar. 29th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
I'm an EEG tech. Well, I don't practice it but I went to school for it and I am registered. I was going to bring up this test to you but i figured you were up on it, you know your stuff.

please keep me posted about the results.

his he having a sleep deprivation EEG or a routine EEG? They should do hyperventilation and then the photic light stimulation. will you be there for the test.
oddharmonic
Mar. 30th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
It now looks like Tuesday, so his mom will be able to take him. Depending on the time of day, I may be able to be there for the test. (If it's in the afternoon, I might not be. I can arrange for Laurel to go to the after-school program, but it only runs until 6 PM.)

I do not yet know what kind of EEG he will be having, but if the light stimulation set off his Friday seizure (he now thinks that flashing on the TV may have caused it) we'll certainly know from that.
oxymoron02
Mar. 29th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
Caring for a loved one is stressful. I never knew how tiring it could be to just watch someone sleep, but when there's pain and illness it's very draining.

Take good care of YOU and the little one while there are others caring for vogon.
phoena
Mar. 29th, 2009 06:18 am (UTC)
Thanks for the update. Hope you're doing okay with all this going on!
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