This is what a 24-hour EEG looks like.

So, this is what a 24-hour electroencephalogram (EEG) looks like.

Last spring, our baby’s therapists, pediatrician, and now pediatric neurologist wanted to be sure his tensing up wasn’t something serious, so she ordered a 24-hour EEG.  Rest assured, it turned out normal and everything is fine.  He just gets some sensory overflow every now and then.

He had to sit still for quite a while, as they attached electrodes to his head.

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Next, his head and wires were thoroughly wrapped, to ensure they weren’t tugged off.  The other ends of the electrodes plug into a computer he had to wear on his back.  I had to keep their heavy-duty, night-vision camera directed at his face as much as possible.

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With all that being said, he went on as if there was nothing going on.

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His brothers even helped me with camera duty.

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If you should ever have to remove electrodes from someone’s scalp, I highly recommend soaking the head, submerged in a bath, and using a soapy lather to remove the electrodes.  We had a lot of pain and loss of hair with one that pulled off.

We are so glad to know everything is OK, without having to do anything invasive.

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