Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Getting Ready for the Sleep Study

I'm looking over the pre-admittance forms for Nolan's sleep study, making sure we have all our ducks in a row. There are several rules, of course. They include:

  • No caffeine the day of the study. Time to stop feeding the kid coffee, I suppose.
  • No makeup is allowed. He's going to be bummed when I take his eye shadow and lipstick away!
  • No hair product is allowed. What? How are we going to do a mohawk without gel?
I did give Nolan's hair a quick trim, because they run an abbreviated EEG during the study. I figured the gel would be a little easier to wash out if his hair was on the shorter side. Of course, reading through the documentation, I ran across this little gem:

"All rooms are equipped with showers, except our Buffalo location."

I wonder how many baby wipes I'll go through, trying to get all the EEG gel out of Nolan's hair?

Anyhow, Nolan and I will drive up to Buffalo Children's tomorrow evening and will check into the hospital at 8:00pm for his sleep study. We will be released at 5:30am, unshowered and possibly gel-covered, and will make the 2 hour drive back home. I am scheduling extra nap time in for Thursday- I have a feeling I'm going to need it!


Herding Grasshoppers said...

Praying all goes well. And I LOVE the vid of Matt reading, below - so cute! He's really doing great :0)


Anonymous said...

Good Luck! Those are the biggest pains in the butt of all time. We've done it twice and I wish I had something positive to say. Oh! I know! They do have a special soap they use to wash out the sticky stuff they use to adhere the electrodes, so that's not as big a pain as it may seem.

I also loved to see that Matt is reading! Sounds like he and Ethan have a lot more in common than we realized. Ethan also got the TAG books for Christmas, and was rather enjoying them up until his world fell silent. Sigh....

Terena said...

good luck with the study.

melissa said...

Good luck and hope you don't get too sleep deprieved!!

Kristen@nosmallthing said...

Hope things went well! Let us know. He's beautiful, you know?!