Saturday, June 14, 2008


Yesterday, Austin had his EEG in Ann Arbor. He has quite a bit of anxiety about doctors after his experience in the hospital so I kind of kept quiet about it. Thursday night he overheard me talking on the phone with my MIL and just freaked out about going to the doctor. I was very apprehensive about the whole scene because he kept talking about it in his scared little voice. Everything I read about EEG's seemed like it is a fairly easy experience but the sandpaper rub on the head could be uncomfortable.

Austin woke up in an amazing mood yesterday and was just super calm about the whole thing. He traveled well and was even being his crazy self in the waiting room. Once in the exam room he was nervous but not freaked and he had a wonderful tech that put him right at ease. My darn camera batteries had died so I didn't get any pics and they would have been great with all those wires coming out of his head. It was over before we knew it. We go back for results with neurology on June 30th.

I know I over tell this story so sorry for those of you that are hearing it for the 100th time. When Austin was first down there as an infant, we brought Tommy (who was 2 1/2) down with us for the weekend to meet his little brother. There is a giant Big Bird in the one lobby and Tommy walks by amazed and says "look at that big duck!" We got a lot of flak with that story because our 2 year old didn't know who big bird was. So every trip to the hospital we make it a point to visit Big Bird. I had gotten new batteries in the gift shop so you can see Aus and that big duck.


therealtommix said...

Wow that is one BIG BIRD! WTG Austin. Anyone going to the dr./hospital for tests have a right to be nervous and anxious about it all. Sounds like he was quite the trooper. Another sign that he is growing up. Hard to believe he is almost ready for kindergarten.

sherri said...

What a big duck, LOL. Ha, were you down at Uof M? We see that big duck when we go down for Drew's check-ups as well.

Hope the test results are good. WTG Austin on being such a big boy!!

Heather said...

I am glad that Austin did well. The Big Bird is so cool!!! How cute that Tommy thought it was a duck.
I swear Austin is such an amazing little guy.

Amy said...

Glad to hear that the EEG went well. Austin is a trooper!! Love the "duck".

Ready for the "Big" trip? Yeah!!

Jill said...

Good job to Austin for being such a good boy.
Love the pic with the duck.

Dawn said...

Thanks so much everyone!! :)

Debbie said...

WTG Austin on doing so great - it seems like when your really worried they will melt down they surprise you. Then when you think they'll do great they meltdown, lol!