Ok, before we move to the fun stuff, let’s talk about the EEG. Wyatt did wonderful. He did an amazing job of holding still while they hooked him up to 27 electrodes and wrapped his head twice with gauze and medical tape, which took an hour. The next 24 hours was a bit trying for us all, but obviously especially him. That long tail really irritated him and he kept trying to take it off. Other than that, he did fantastic. The removal took half the time the next day. He was a big mess but so happy to be free! We immediately gave him a bath when we got home using Dawn dish soap on his super goopy hair, vegetable oil on the copious amounts of adhesive residue all over his face and neck and chest, and we were back to normal!
We were hoping for results that showed the medicine was taking care of things but he did show that he had two small tonic seizures overnight. The doctor increased his medication slightly and we get to do the whole thing all over again in June. But, it was good we did it, we caught some issues, and are taking care of them and that is what we we wanted and hoped for!
The very next day was his 7th birthday! I like that he got to start a new year with old business behind him. We had a very simple day but little man was happy and enjoyed himself so that made me happy. Wyatt had asked for three things for his birthday – books, toast, and a frog. So, between our friends and family, he got his wishes, as well as some other fun things too!
Let’s start with the frog. This kid is so like me. Books and animals. I dig it. So of course I was going to get him a frog! But what kind… hmm. He is super into tigers right now, so, we got him a tiger leg monkey tree from from Josh’s Frogs in Michigan. I really love supporting them because they work hard for conservation of creatures by breeding the animals themselves. This helps to fight the harvesting of animals from the wild, and leaving wild creatures where they should be. They also partner with different organizations and donate money to conservation efforts in different countries. Anyway, meet Daniel Tiger frog! We are all in love!
He (or she) is green during the day and dark at night when in hunting mode. When she/he arrived, he was in hunting mode I guess because he was in a box. Daniel arrived overnight via FedEx after picking a day with correct temps which is part of the process of buying. He is so itty bitty! And bonus – my friend Kelly is buying him a second one! We just have to wait for another to become available.
The rest of his gifts were just as well loved by Wyatt! I didn’t get pics of everything but notice, books and toast. (I can’t believe my cousin found toast)
Overall, this little guy had quite a week! And so did mom!