Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Leah on Seizures and new neurologist

Leah antious for Daddy to buy her some Chicken Nuggets from McDonald's

     I've been taking Leah to a Neurologist, whom specializes in Development. She's been seeing someone who specializes in Developmental & Speech Delay for about a year now. She was just seeing someone at the local school system. A year ago next Month we started going to her current neurologist when our regular doctor suggest we see someone who specializes in Development. She just turned 5 years old on October 13. A year ago she would talk but you couldn't understand anything she was saying. Even now there are times you have to ask her to repeat herself repeatedly. Her teacher she had last year is one of the best teachers I've ever met. She really went beyond the call of Duty. I also bought programs to put on my iPad which really helped her too. I know some may be against little ones used such high cost electronic gadgets, but I can't begin to tell you the progress she has made in the last year. Leah has staring spells quite often, which is a sign of seizures so her Developmental Neurologist said lets make sure she's not having seizures. So, they did an EEG about 6 months ago and said that she is in fact having seizures but that is all that was told me. I feel like I'm in the dark. So, at her 5 year Well-child I told her regular doctor of my concern. They wanted to make sure if it was okay with her current Nerologist if we get a 2nd opinion. They said they where fine with it since they don't specialize in seizures just development. We haven't got the referral in yet, however we do know that she is being sent to Nashville to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. I'm okay with that cause I've always heard they are one of the best Children's Hospitals around. I'll update when I know more. I'm glad she is going, that way I know nothing more is going on. 
     The current neurologist things she has what is called Absent seizures, that you don't know really when she had them But one day last week she was playing. I honestly feel she had a seizure. No it wasn't a jerking all over the places convulsing one but she had all the symptoms of having one. They are just going to check things out and make sure nothing else major is going on with her. 

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