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Wired Again

In January, Ben had a video EEG at the hospital. In a nutshell, Ben was hooked up to 20 wires for 24 hours in a hospital room with little to no nursing assistance. So when we had the "opportunity" to get more information about Ben's seizures, I figured we would try the Ambulatory EEG . New experiences are good, right? Plus, torture at home has got to be better than torture in the hospital. All 20 electrodes took about one hour to apply.   If you have not done an Ambulatory EEG , I hope this will help. Here are photos of the process and some things we did to make the experience tolerable for all of us. 1. Bring help to the doctor's office. Gluing the wires to Ben's head was difficult again - he knew what he was fighting for this time! I also needed the help for the car ride home - Ben could have done a lot of damage to the wires while I drove home. Ben was held down by three of us. 2. Keep your regular routine. Once home, we planned activities f

Almost Missed the Mark!

Today is Purple Day  - an international grassroots effort to promote Epilepsy Awareness. Luckily, I just saw it on's site  while on a very romantic date with my husband. We are at his college's computer lab. He's studying and you can guess what I am doing. We unintentionally "celebrated" with an EEG today. More on that later this week. Wear your favorite purple PJs to bed in support of becoming more aware of this disease.