Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Quick update

Graci's appointment went really well.  She saw the head of the department of neurology and he was so nice and very thorough.  The EEG didn't show anything abnormal but he wants to do an MRI next.  His guess was that her seizures could be related to a cerebral abscess that she had when she was 6.  The MRI might give some more clues.  His opinion was that the seizures were not related to her heart condition.  He thinks that there is a better chance than not that she will have another seizure, so there was a question of whether or not to do preventative medication yet, but we decided against it for now.  We were given some medication to treat a seizure should we be in a place that we couldn't get to a hospital quickly and the seizure wouldn't stop on its own.  She's not allowed to take baths or swim without constant adult supervision.  Other than that, she can pretty much carry on normally and we'll await the MRI results.

I felt really great leaving the office.  I had prayed for a doctor that was both kind and thorough and he was just perfect.  He spent a long time just talking to us and was really good with Graci.  He seemed careful and cautious but not overly worried.

Thanks so much for your love and concern for her.  (:



  1. I'm glad to hear things went so well!

  2. I've been anxiously awaiting this update. Sounds like you got some good answers!!

  3. aunt debbi- whew! that is great. i know, "life isn't fair" but really, seizures in addition to her heart condition? Yikes!!!

  4. Glad to hear the report on Graci - an even better to hear about the Dr. you saw - that makes a great deal of difference!!

    And Happy Birthday X-man - sorry I didn't get in yesterday - but - it was Brianna's 10th "gotcha day" - hard to believe that we've been family that long!!

    hugs - love you guys - aus and co.

  5. Yeah! I really love the children's doctors ! So glad the appointment and let's pray that she doesn't have any more seizures.

  6. What a relief! Praying for another non-seizure week, and another, and another! So scary! Love you!