July 31, 2010

NYU Hospital: Day 1

Today we checked into NYU Hospital for several days of video EEG (VEEG) monitoring. Hopefully we'll get a better handle on the increased seizures Evan's been having. We are also hoping to reduce Evan's meds. He currently gets medication six times a day and is taking way too many pills every day:

Evan was not happy about having the EEG leads glued to his head but getting unlimited time to play his DS is a plus. We think he looks like a sailor in his fancy EEG cap.

Tonight is my night to spend the night in the hospital and it's always an adjustment being here. There is a child crying in the next room, the little girl in the room with us is coughing as she recovers from surgery on her lung and I'm sharing a twin bed with Evan -- which is much preferred to the foldout chair a lot of parents sleep on!

Tomorrow morning they will draw blood to check medication levels and I'm hoping for the best on that experience. All in all everyone is in pretty good spirits and we're one day closer to coming home.


Anonymous said...

Thinking of all of you -- tell Evan I think he looks really cool!

:) Laura Osborne

Mama Lisa said...

Thanks Laura, I'll let him know!