Tuesday, August 7, 2012

One Down

Today we had our follow up with the neurologist for Cole and initial visit for Paige.

Good news - another specialist down for Cole!  Woo Hoo!  His falling was attributed to the turning in of his feet.  Now that he has had a bit more practice as a walker, runner, jumper, and general mover and shaker, he is doing much better.  He still falls, but it not a neurological issue whatsoever!  In this I am thankful.

For Paige, as her headaches have begun to intensify over the past few months and have started interfering with activities and sleep, her primary decided it would be a good idea to see the neurologist as well.  At this point based on Paige's descriptions to the doctor as well as the exam, everything appears to be migraine related.  Since she does not recall a great deal of her sleep disturbances, the neurologist is going to run an MRI and EEG to investigate further.  The one thing I am not thrilled with at this point is his desire to place her on a very low dose sleeping medication prior to bed.  I understand it will help a headache from starting in the night as well as to quell any terrors, but I am reluctant to medicate when there may be another way to help her. While I would love for her not to wake the way she does in the middle of the night as it is terrifying, yet I worry about unnecessary medications.

I guess we will wait to see what these tests have to say and just enjoy the fact that we can cross one more office visit off our lists for Cole.

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