Thursday, May 7, 2009

EEG'yi Beklerken.... Brain Scan Day

Babam iki gündür fena değil. Kah uyanık, kah uykulu... Bugün aslında 'EEG'si yapılacaktı', yani beyindeki faaliyeti ölçen bir makineye girecekti. Bütün gün heyecanla bekledik. Ancak EEG makinesi bozuk olduğu için Dr. Ari Bey ölçümün yarın yapılacağına haber verdi. Anladığım kadarıyla EEG beyindeki faaliyeti elektronik olarak ölçüyor. En son bir buçuk ay önce EEG'si yapıldığında çok yüksek bir faaliyet çıkmamış, bu da bizi biraz üzmüştü. EEG tek gsterge değil ama önemli bir gösterge. Fakat o zamandan beri babam daha aktif, daha tepkili gözüküyor. Biz de bunun yarın çekilecek EEG'ye yansıması için dua ediyoruz... Sonucu öğrenir öğrenmez buraya yazıcağız... 
 
WAITING FOR THE EEG-- Dad is all right-- at times sleepy, at times quite awake. We were waiting the whole day today for his EEG, which is an electronic brain scan, when Dr. Boyaciyan finally told us that the machine was not working and that they rescheduled the scan for tomorrow. This machine measures brain activity by electrical waves. It is different from MRI, which maps out the brain, and is a good way of measuring how much activity is going on in there-- although it's not the only indicator by any means. Last time he had an EEG scan was about a month and a half ago, and truth be said, there wasn't a high level of brain activity then. But that was the early days of coma and he was still under heavy anti-epileptic medication. Since then, he has been really awake and more reactive. We are hoping that is reflected in tomorrow's EEG. Will keep you posted...! 

1 comment:

  1. I am in no doubt that the "coma djin" will shortly be throwing up its hands in capitulation under the relentless and heroic onslaught of the Aydintasbas women who want their husband/dad back.
    You can do it! Good luck for tomorrrow.
    I too look forward to the time when I can have a two-way conversation with Halis again. I wasted the opportunity for too many years. You don't meet many wise men in this life...

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