My daughter is a fighter...I realize that this is what helped get her through open heart surgery and so many other situations and will probably take her far in life; but today, it has worn me out. We went for the EEG this morning. I had told that dr. that she would not be cooperative, but no, he said that the nurses are great and used to it-they would take care of it.
2 hours of almost solid kicking and screaming. She was wrapped in 3 blankets, had 3 people holding her (I was one) and she still managed to get her hands out the top. By the end of it, she had like an abrasion on the top from thrashing her head on the towel, and had burst blood vessels all over her face from screaming. She finally stopped screaming and they were able to do the strobe light part and the quiet part, but she would never go to sleep.
This was not some rinky dink hospital...this was Vanderbilt Children's...the nurse looked at me and said, "Who knew that one 7 year old LITTLE girl could be so strong?" and then said, "I don't mean this in a bad way, but she is THE worst patient that I have EVER had! NEVER let them schedule another test without sedation!" :-(
She is so sensitive to every touch and every move-I feel like a horrible mom for making her go through it-but it was not painful. I try not to ask them to sedate her because of her heart condition; but will have to from now on. I'm going to go give her a bath, because she's covered in electrode glue, and then we are going to bed!