The INSIDER Summary:
- Jordyn Smith has epilepsy and was wearing EEGs to monitor her brain activity.
- Her nine-month-old niece couldn’t stop staring at the bandages that were holding the EEGs in place.
- She snapped hilarious photos of her gawking that went viral on Twitter.
Jordyn Smith has been rocking a different kind of look lately.
The 20-year-old blogger and style guru had to take a semester off from her studies at the University of West Virginia due to health issues connected to epilepsy. She recently had to wear EEG (electroencephalogram) leads for three days to monitor her brain activity after doctors noticed abnormalities.
“They place leads all over your head and then attach them to a box around your waist, and then wrap your head like a mummy so you don’t misplace any of them,” she told INSIDER.
When she returned from the hospital after getting the leads, the mummy-like look was a bit of a shock to her nine-month-old niece, Amina.
“I came in the kitchen and said hi to her and she just threw her head back and gave me this weird look so I figured I’d give her some space not to frighten her,” she said. “I was walking around the kitchen and noticed her walker rolling every time I moved and she just kept following me and staring at me… and it was just the cutest thing.”
She posted photos of her niece gawking at her on Twitter, which went viral.
Have to wear EEG leads all over my head for the next few days.. my niece has yet to become adjusted pic.twitter.com/MTdvsI7fu3
— jo❁ (@Jorrdyyyy) June 13, 2017
Smith recalls a similar curious reaction from Amina when she recently lost all of her hair.
“When she saw me without hair she gave me the same looks, but now she loves it ’cause we’re both baby looking!” she said.
Smith was initially embarassed about looking like an “egg head” wearing the leads, but people’s humorous responses on Twitter helped her make the best of it.
When you’re trying to mind your own business but then you hear someone say your name pic.twitter.com/ugeRn7PQRX
— Cristina Rosa