Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Jordyn had a neurologist check-up last week. At the very last minute I decided to tell them about some weird behavior I had seen Jordyn do a few times. She'll be asleep for about 10 min. and then startle awake, straighten her arms, and look frightened. She doesn't make any sound and falls asleep after only 5-10 seconds. The neurologist will usually say,"Let's keep an eye on it." Not this time. It was a new physician's assistant and she wanted us to do an EEG! I wasn't expecting that and wasn't very happy about it either. EEG's are obviously time consuming and inconvenient. We've done about a million EEG's trying to catch Jordyn having seizure activity and we NEVER have. For a few days I even contemplated calling the doc. and telling them I didn't want to do it. But, since it's almost been a year since we've done one I figured we'd go and get it over with. So, this morning we headed down to the hospital for the test. Sure enough, after falling asleep for about 10 min., Jordyn startled awake and didn't exactly what I described! YEAH! I was so happy. I really think this is the first time we have EVER gotten seizure activity (if that is in fact what it is) documented on an EEG. I don't think it's too big of a deal and who knows what the doctor will do about it, maybe nothing. I guess we'll find out in a few weeks. I posted a cute picture of Jordyn sleeping after we got home. They sure make a mess of Jordyn's hair during the test. We had to run a quick errand afterwards and I threw a barrette in Jordyn's. I don't think it helped. I'm sure people were still wondering why I don't comb my daughter's greasy and totally messed up hair!
Oh, we also went to the allergist last week to see if her throwing up is caused by an allergy. No luck...the doctor said he is confident that she isn't allergic to anything. I guess we might be dealing with the throwing up longer than we thought. I guess that is life sometimes.... you win some and you lose some!

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Cherie said...

Emily you are truly a GREAT mom.

I know there are many reasons that Jordyn picked you to be her mom.

You are truly patient. I am sure all these tests get tiring and with the two little guys it must make you a little crazy at times.

I am in awe of all you do.

Jordyn looks so sweet in the sleeping picture - love pictures like that. What an angel:)

Pop said...

Jordyn looks beautiful even with tousled hair. I'm glad they caught a seizure while doing the eeg.

You'll be interested to know that, believe it or not, there are now no pediatric neurologists in Billings. You are in the right place for now.

Holly said...

I'm cheering for you. That is great news that you got Jordyn's seizure documented. Please keep us posted on what comes of it. Jordyn is such a sweet girl and you really are a great mom that just seems to go with the flow. I'm in awe of you too.

momma k said...

This picture of Jordyn melts my heart every time I look at it.