We were suppose to have a follow up EEG after Magnolia's last seizure in January. However she had an ear infection and a nasty cough so we rescheduled. They wanted to sedate her for this EEG, which we had never done before. It did not seem like that big of a deal, but it heightened our concern. The instructions were to put her to bed two hours later than normal and wake her up two hours earlier than normal and keep her awake. Also no food for four hours prior.
The night before:
Brian went to bed, he had to work in the morning. Toller fell asleep on the couch so I sent him to bed (it is spring break for us). Magnolia was happy to be awake for the first hour after her 'normal' bedtime. The next half-hour she started to get sleepy and fussy. She kept looking at me like, 'Hello, you are always wanting me to go to sleep, what's up with you keeping me awake?" The last half-hour was hilarious. She kept trying so hard to fall asleep and I kept waking her up. I sat her in her highchair so I could keep an eye on her while I made her nighttime feeding bag. I turned my back on her for two seconds and this is what she does:
I put her in bed and she slept better than she had in awhile. She still got up frequently, but it was a little less than normal. Or maybe it was that she was in her bed for four hours less than normal so it seemed like she was up less.
The next morning:
We unplugged her from her night feeding and gave her her medicine. Then we had to keep her awake. I gave her a bath. She feel asleep in it. I tried to sit her in her Bumbo.
|She feel asleep in it|
|She was so tired she could not even hold her head up.|
|Still glassy eyed from the drugs|
|Watching T play games|
When we got home Magnolia downed another bottle and then took a nice long nap. She was pretty restless and just generally 'off' the rest of the day. It was a rainy gross day here (of course because it is spring break) so we just had a veg day at home. Lots of curling up on the couch watching old movies, reading books and taking naps. I cannot complain.