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I've posted here before about my dd who has a seizure disorder and I know there aren't too many other moms dealing with this particular special need.<br><br>
However, I'm hoping someone might be able to talk me through exactly what will happen during a hospital-stay video EEG?<br><br>
I know it won't "hurt" my dd (she has had the shorter awake EEG), but I am nervous as a co-sleeping, extended BF, go-to-my-child-when-she-cries mom how this is going to work out. I'm assuming they are going to want dd to sleep in a hospital bed while I'm stuck in a chair of some kind. (Which will make for a very cranky mommy by morning! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: )<br><br>
Also looking for information/anecdotes from moms who have used Omega-3 and/or Vitamin E to control seizures???
 

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Gosh, I don't know. My ds just had a sleep-deprived EEG, and they let me and/or dh lay in the bed with him. Whatever it took to calm him, kwim? They said it wouldn't interfere with the tracing at all.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I'm so sorry, I know you must have an awful lot of anxiety over this. I know I did.
 

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We've done 7 of these with my dd, although 5 of them were done when she was in the NICU. The other two were not that horrendous. I don't know how your children's hospital is, but at ours they have two patient rooms and a common playroom all equipped with videocameras. That way the kids don't have to be in bed all day. They are supposed to be doing their normal activities anyway.<br><br>
The last one my dd had was when she was about 1yo. We did spend some time cuddling together in the rocking chair in the playroom. The rest of the time we played on the little sofa in her room. I was bf during both of her Eegs, but I was pumping for her (she has a feeding tube) so it was a little more straightforward. I don't see a problem with you breastfeeding her, as long as you don't mind doing it on the video with a bunch of docs and techs watching! LOL You may have to be a little creative about positioning, but I don't think it will really be a big deal.<br><br>
Most hospitals will allow (and often encourage) mom to be in the bed, as long as the child is over 2 and can sleep in a regular bed instead of a crib. But once again, you will be in the video. And you will have to be careful about not getting tangled in the wires. As long as you are comfortable with being in the video, you should be fine. I wasn't able to cosleep with my dd while we were there, but that is because she was too medically fragile at that time. But we slept just like we did at home...with her in her bed right next to my bed.<br><br>
I hope it goes well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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We're actually about to schedule a 48-hour version of this as well. We had the second sleep deprived EEG today. My son is 26 months old.<br><br>
The way they described our situation was that we are confined to a 2-room suite and as long as we don't remove the wires, we can live our lives as close to normal as we can make it in a hospital suite...!? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
We had to do a sleep study with him last year and coslept in a twin bed (which I requested instead of the crib) and bfed him on demand with no problem. I had to bf him to sleep for the EEG this morning (he was nervous in a strange place which kept him up despite exhaustion). I seem to have lost all humility with my chest... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
I would call and ask them about this stuff. At a minimum, make sure you know what you're in for. I was fortunate that the EEG tech today 1) had done the studies in question; and 2) belonged here at MDC--so she "got" the whole "bfing after 2yo, cosleeping" etc. concerns.
 

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Well, we're also new to dealing with seizure disorder for our 2 1/2 year old daughter. We tried a lot of diet modifications with no success, but we're having positive results with an anti-convulsant medication (Lamictal). So far no side effects, and seizure activity is significantly less (though not absent). We were planning a 24 hour Video EEG, but it was too expensive for us. Fortunately, the neurologist felt comfortable with the sleep EEG that we had done. My understanding, though, is that it is fine to co-sleep and breastfeed, and "act normal."<br><br>
Good luck and best wishes to you and your family.
 
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