Monday, August 15, 2005

You call this a happy birthday?

So I figured that since Aizay is one year old, he is old enough to be a guinea pig. Here, he is angry because he thought when I mentioned stickers, I meant the Elmo kind, not the ones that are actually EEG electrodes. And he didn't like listening to those annoying, loud clicks either. I will reconsider how I will celebrate next year. And when he gets ice cream tonight, maybe he'll forgive me.

Christine

7 comments:

Uncle Ed Linskey said...

Happy 1st birthday Aizay

Anonymous said...

Aiden,
I am a friend of Marjie's. You and I share the same birthday! I hope you had a terrific one. You are so beautiful. I wish you only the best as you grow up.


Have a wonderful birthday and a fantastic life,

Dana

Anonymous said...

Azaiy, make sure Mommy gets you that ice cream she mentioned. Happy Birthday!
 

Posted by Grandma and Grandpa

Anonymous said...

So, why is he a guinea pig? What are the tests for?

Marjie

Anonymous said...

Marjie,

I hope you weren't expecting a short answer.

The tests are not completely unlike what we do at my research lab everyday (Electrophysiology: http://www.uihealthcare.com/depts/med/otolaryngology/iacic/). We measure evoked potentials from the hearing nerve and brain in response to auditory stimulation (either through acoustic hearing or a cochlear implant).

With Aizay, I was practicing a test that is new to us. Generally, measuring auditory evoked potentials on an alert adult or a sleeping or sedated baby is not too difficult. But for this test, the baby has to be awake. This presents challenges; for instance, how do you keep the baby entertained? how do you stop him from ripping the electrodes off, etc. Also, I bet I will have a better perspective on things when I start doing this testing on other people's children if I start on my own son.

Christine 

Posted by Anonymous

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Aizay!!! 

Posted by Maura

Anonymous said...

Its Grandma who like the abbreviated versions....(at least from me!) ...okay now I see. But why use your own son as a guinea pig when other babies would pay you good money to be stickered. Especially if it means ice cream later.

Marjie 

Posted by Anonymous