What to expect
In the hospital, you will be seen every day by an epileptologist (a neurologist specializing in epilepsy and related seizure disorders). For adult patients, an IV will be started by a nurse for blood draws or medication during your stay.
In some cases, during a seizure, a staff member may inject a special isotope solution through your IV line for a special procedure called an Ictal-SPECT Scan.
For all patients, both pediatric and adult, a button will be placed at the bedside for the patient or family or friends to push whenever the patient is having a typical episode. This will mark the exact area on the V-EEG where the symptoms occur, aiding
in the interpretation of the V-EEG.