Well, keeping a child awake is interesting. Our 10-year-old was actually moaning by 11 pm. She was still in a pretty good mood, but definitely liking lights out and ready for sleep. By 11:30 she had had enough of me and pushed me off of her bed and pointed down the hall! I gave up shortly thereafter and let her go to sleep. I hate making her stay awake, making her uncomfortable.
Today was long. I was tired, she was tired, my husband was tired…pretty much everyone but our son was tired. She resisted getting up, running back to bed and pointing up to the light to indicate it should be turned off. After three or four attempts, she finally gave up on going back to bed and started playing.
I found out after I got home that she screamed and cried through the EEG. I hate that, I HATE it. I know these things are necessary, and I know they didn’t hurt her, but wow… it is awful knowing your child had to go through such a miserable experience. At any rate, the test is done; now we just have to wait to find out the results. I don’t know that the neurologist is really expecting anything specific; S. just hasn’t had an EEG in quite some time. I guess we’ll find out.
I’m really looking forward to bed tonight.