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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Hopeful and.......not

I feel both hopeful and discouraged, all at the same time.  I finally got the final report for S back from the neuropsych and while I've been waiting on it and knowing he needs a more formal diagnosis in order to get him the therapies and services he needs, it still makes me sad to get the list.  Especially since the list is much longer than I had anticipated :\  We've had the ADHD and SPD diagnosis and an acknowledgement that he has anxiety--I kind of expected maybe one more diagnosis, formalizing the anxiety or maybe even OCD but man, there are like ten of them.  And a recommendation to re-evaluate after a year of therapy because they could not rule out OCD but couldn't definitively say he has it, either.  *sigh*  Ah, well, forward we go.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Well, looks like we have another.....

The neurologist called me personally a few minutes ago--B's EEG is abnormal, just like Izzy's :\  Her abnormal activity is on the right side, temporal and central.  B's are on the left, back part of the brain. Even though its a different area, its still a part of the brain that the abnormal activity can trigger seizures and with some of his symptoms, Dr W is pretty confident we are seeing focal seizures and is going to start him on Trileptal as well.  S has a podiatry appointment in the morning in another building so we will just walk over and get B's script as well.

Its an odd place to be.  On the one hand, you always hope the doctors find nothing, that everything is fine and there are no health issues.  But on the other hand, there is a sense of relief that these things that don't seem normal have a reason and a treatment.