For those of you that have Facebook and have become my Facebook pal, these pics are old news. I posted an album with some shots, and decided to put some of them up here for people like a certain someone who sends me 'Engrish' pictures but still lives in the Dark Ages of computers and is not ON Facebook.
Anyway, let's get right down to the photos, shall we? As usual, clicking on the pic gives you a larger pic to look at. If that's your thing.
We found a 3-day mid-week deal on a great hotel. We stayed in the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. I didn't take a lot of shots in the room, but these are two of Bennett enjoying the hallway in the room and the giant mirror. We wanted to stay in a nice place since there was going to be a LOT of time with Bennett recovering from the sedatives. We are SO glad we did...it was comfortable and spacious and since we haven't taken any form of vacation whatsoever since 2006 we figured it would be a nice thing to do for us, too.
LOVE the bathroom of this place, and the sink was the perfect size for Bennett to get a bath pre-admission since there was no bathtub, just a multi-faucet shower stall bigger than my closet in the Master Bedroom. HUGE.
Of course, it wasn't really about a nice room. It was about medical testing at the hospital. There are truly no words to describe to people who have not gone through stuff like this how awful it is to see your kid getting leads put on, especially those kids who do not like to be restrained. Of course, watching seizures is awful too, but you get my drift.
Bennett did OK in this round of Video Monitored EEG. He was fairly sleepy a lot of the time, which was good, and the times he was awake we managed to keep him entertained. I do often wish he could be entertained by any DVD or TV, but he just doesn't watch anything on a screen. He'll glance at it, look occasionally, but nothing makes him just sit and watch. Kid wants to run and move.
Once we got back to the room, he felt MUCH better. This was after the leads came off and a PET Scan was performed. He still had some redness to his face and he was groggy as all hell, but we were ALL glad to be out of the hospital to get some real rest before the following day and our meeting with Dr. Chugani.
That's pretty much the highlight reel. Any other pics you can see on my Facebook page.