Friday W had a sleep deprived EEG. That was not fun to prepare for :p Had to get four hours less sleep the night before--I did not want to get up at 3am to wake him up and keep him awake until our 1:30 pm appointment so he and I stayed up late together. He did well the first few hours but at three hours down, one to go, he kept trying to crawl into my lap and sleep
I dug out some toys we haven't played with in a while and that got us a brief burst of energy
But soon, I caught him sneaking a pillow case and baby blanket out of my clean laundry and attempting to make a bed on the floor for himself
Luckily for him, we were almost at our four hours and were able to head upstairs to get ready for bed and he got to sleep :p
The next day he had to skip his naps as well and gee, was that ever fun as well. We ran errands so the constant moving about helped but if places were more than ten minutes apart he was fighting to sleep in the car and we had to keep jiggling him and trying to engage him to stay awake.
Finally, it was time! We got all checked in and they brought us upstairs......and we had to wait in another waiting room :p It wasn't so bad, though, because we were on the second floor and their were lots of windows so he could look around instead of trying to crawl into my lap and sleep again. He couldn't decide which set of windows was the best to look out of so he did a lot of back and forth :p
Finally, it was time to go to his room. He did awesome getting hooked up--stayed pretty calm and played with toys while they got the leads measured out and attached. Once he was all hooked up, we moved to a rocking chair and I held him while rocking so he could finally nap and then he fought sleep for a long time :p But he finally dropped off and slept hard until it was time for them to wake him for the next segment of the EEG. OH MY GOODNESS. The screaming! The fighting! He was so mad they woke him up and screamed his displeasure for a long long time. But finally he calmed down and looked tired and miserable :(
A few minutes after this they unhooked him and washed his hair and we headed home but he never did sleep again until bedtime!
They said 1-2 weeks to get the results