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Caidens EEG & reaction. user banned
20th Mar '13

DS (4) had a sedated sleep deprived EEG for seizures. His sedation was a medication that is a narcotic that causes seizures [Thank you daddy for researching it for me]



He was GONE from 8am-3pm COLD. Like, eyes slit open dead, barley responding to sternum rubs, unresponsive to cold water, completely emptying his bladder in the bed - me undressing and dressing him without rousing him, out cold. I called poison control and they almost sent an ambulance. My dad was giving him a hard sternum rub and got him awake as they said they were sending a crew out for his breathing and blood sugar. This makes me worry about his anesthesia next Tuesday. The woman I talked to called twice to check on him that afternoon. [Thank you poison control]



Honestly, that was super scary.



Not to mention the tech accidentally said that was "that abnormal" that the neurologist will be calling is before his appointment on the 16th. We saw a loot of crazy high spikes. I had to leave during the strobe lights because I have epilepsy [My dad, brother, and I all have different types of epilepsy] I wasnt happy about that. The irony is a door was open and strobe lights were in the hall.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46876 posts
20th Mar '13

Im confused... he was sedated for an EEG.. and sent home before he was fully awake from sedation? That doesn't make any sense...

user banned 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 12410 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" Im confused... he was sedated for an EEG.. and sent home before he was fully awake from sedation? That doesn't make any sense..."


He was awake after the test and kept passing out. He out from the car until 3pm

Mama ♥ 's Bri Due May 9 (girl); 2 kids; Southaven, MS, United States 15775 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" Im confused... he was sedated for an EEG.. and sent home before he was fully awake from sedation? That doesn't make any sense..."


that is what i am trying to figure out too.. :/

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46876 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting HNAC:" He was awake after the test and kept passing out. He out from the car until 3pm"


That does not sound right at all. The hospital should not have let him go home until he was FULLY awake... not passing out... and generally they should wait a few hours to check for any reactions he might have had. Which clearly he did...



I would be having some SERIOUS words with the medical director down there and I would probably flip my shit pretty severely. That is not right at all.

user banned 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 12410 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" Im confused... he was sedated for an EEG.. and sent home before he was fully awake from sedation? That doesn't make any sense..."



Yeah, I gave him one 0.1mg pill on the way there.

Mama ♥ 's Bri Due May 9 (girl); 2 kids; Southaven, MS, United States 15775 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" That does not sound right at all. The hospital should not have let him go home until he was FULLY awake... ... [snip!] ... SERIOUS words with the medical director down there and I would probably flip my shit pretty severely. That is not right at all."


:!::!::!::!::!:

user banned 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 12410 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" That does not sound right at all. The hospital should not have let him go home until he was FULLY awake... ... [snip!] ... SERIOUS words with the medical director down there and I would probably flip my shit pretty severely. That is not right at all."

Okay, now I'm angry. We were there waiting 15 minutes for a wheelchair after the test.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46876 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting HNAC:" Yeah, I gave him one 0.1mg pill on the way there."



Im sorry but that is really not okay.
They should not have had YOU administer a narcotic drug to him if he had never had it before... especially a f**king sedative! That should have been given to him, in the hospital, by qualified staff who would monitor his vitals while under the influence of this drug. Then he should have been watched carefully after waking and monitored for at least a couple hours thereafter to make sure he was acting normally.



Something needs to be done about what happened today. I would be calling around and finding a lawyer. It may not seem serious to you (or maybe it does), but if they could f**k up on something so simple and so obvious like this, clearly they could make a lot WORSE screw-ups. I would not be bringing my child to that facility again. I'm sorry... JMO.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46876 posts
20th Mar '13

MORESO.. a child getting an EEG for possible brain abnormalities should not have been given a sedative or a narcotic without being monitored closely. That's a no-brainer right there. They don't know what is wrong with him, correct? So they are giving him potentially-risky drugs not knowing his possible reaction or what problem he might have!?

user banned 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 12410 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" MORESO.. a child getting an EEG for possible brain abnormalities should not have been given a sedative ... [snip!] ... him, correct? So they are giving him potentially-risky drugs not knowing his possible reaction or what problem he might have!?"


Correct. Im livid now I've read all this.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46876 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting HNAC:" Correct. Im livid now I've read all this."


Not to be rude, but I really would have hoped you'd have noticed their flaw. Them sending you home with a nearly unconscious child should have been the first tip off. Please take this into consideration and don't be afraid to flip your lid if you ever find yourself in a similar situation.



If his neurologist was present during all of this, I would honestly find a new one. If not... explain to him the situation, what happened to him and your concerns and see if he will perform any future testing at another hospital. If he refuses, find a new doctor.

user banned 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 12410 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" Not to be rude, but I really would have hoped you'd have noticed their flaw. Them sending you home ... [snip!] ... to him and your concerns and see if he will perform any future testing at another hospital. If he refuses, find a new doctor."


I did but I overreact and they said it'd wear off so I didn't say anything. I sure as hell will now. His neurologist was not present. The tech has only been doing this for two months.

Mama ♥ 's Bri Due May 9 (girl); 2 kids; Southaven, MS, United States 15775 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting HNAC:" I did but I overreact and they said it'd wear off so I didn't say anything. I sure as hell will now. His neurologist was not present. The tech has only been doing this for two months."


wouldn let them come near my child

user banned 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 12410 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting Mama ♥ 's Bri:" wouldn let them come near my child"


I didn't find out until the end of the test. She chatted with at while we waited for the wheelchair.