Thursday, September 29, 2011

EEG Test Day...and answers...FINALLY!!!

Abby did beautifully today sitting while the EEG tech put all the little electrodes all over her head and wrapped it all up and then did great for the test itself. It was touch and go whether we were going to get her to fall asleep or not but she FINALLY fell asleep and we were able to get what we needed for the test. So...she did GREAT for the whole EEG, but something during the test must have set her off b/c afterwards while we were in the bathroom with the little bottle of shampoo trying to clean the goo out of her hair, she had another seizure. SCAREY for me as this so closly on the heels of her last one which was just this past saturday. There was no one in the hallways and it...was the same as usual so I just let her work it thru like normal...its NOT like its a grand mal or anything, but I did go downstairs to the 4th floor and leave a message for her neurologist about saturday and todays seizures with hopes that he would call me back sooner. The school is breathing down my neck wanting a dx so that they can have a "treatment plan" for her. And I have to say...praise God for wonderful doctors who DO their jobs!!! The EEG guy was totally on the ball and got the test results to Abby's neuro ASAP, who in turn read them and called me back this afternoon! He saw some concern on her EEG. She has what is called complex-partial epilepsy. She will go on meds for now in hopes that it will prevent her from going into full blown grand mal seisures down the road. Although I am not happy that she has yet another thing she has to deal with, I am so thankful for doctors who jumped on things to get me answers quickly.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Oye Vay!!!

I am now officially the mother of a cheerleader. Heaven help me and her father now that she has gotten a taste of cheerleading and wants to do it all the way into high school!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 years ago today...

I was at my job at a daycare. I was the 2&3 yr old teacher. I remember the girls from the pre-school/4-5 yr old room coming over and telling those of us in the next room that the WTC had been hit(we shared our room with the infants-23 month olds-separated by a half wall) Someone turned on the radio b/c we didn't have a tv...I remember feeling shocked and overwhelmed b/c everyone knew my husband was in the marines and kept asking me if he was going to get sent to war. Within and hour of the 1st plane crashing...we had no kids left at the CDC...all the parents had come and gotten their kids so our boss told us to go home. I sat in front of the tv the rest of the day watching the events unfold. Watched live as the towers fell.

How do I feel now? My heart still breaks for those who died and for the love ones they left behind. It swells with pride that my husband is willing to fight to maintain our freedom against those who attacked our country. It is humbled by the sacrifce of those who gave their lives to save others that they didn't even know.

We will never forget...