Sophie's pediatrician consulted with the neurologist Monday, and they put her on prednisone. Not sure if it's helping or if it's just the vertigo running its course (today is day 10), but she seems to be getting better.
I took her to school this morning for her school pictures, even though she woke up dizzy and I was pretty sure she wasn't going to be okay today. We got to school at 9 a.m., and she was able to walk slowly to her classroom, which is a long way. She wasn't dizzy that whole time. And then we walked to where they were taking pictures--still okay. Walked back to her classroom, and her teacher calmly took her hand and led her to her desk--all the while Ms. K. is still teaching the class--and she got out Sophie's crayon box, sat her down at her desk, and then kept teaching.
I gave the assistant teacher my phone numbers and then quietly left the room. Sophie didn't even notice I had left. I watched her from the door for a few minutes and she seemed okay.
Leaving her there is the right thing to do (even though I'm worried about her still), and I know her teachers will watch her closely. I'm picking her up right after school and not letting her stay in after-school day care like usual, unless I get there and she tells me she's okay and wants to stay.
We have an appointment with her neurologist on November 7th. He comes down to Evansville a couple times a month and we are lucky to get in to see him.
Jess, it could be dietary. We just aren't sure. We haven't been tracking her diet or anything, and I'll be asking the neurologist about that when we see him. They aren't "normal" migraines and they are so infrequent that it's hard to detect a pattern. I had migraines when I was a kid but they were fairly infrequent and I didn't get medicine for them or see the doctor about them, just suffered through. So we at least know they are hereditary.
Pokey, she's 6 and a half.
Thank you all for your concern and support. It really means so much.
I gave myself my own advice this morning-- it takes a lot of mental and physical energy to focus on diet and exercise, and all my energy is going to this situation right now. So I'm giving myself a break about not being "good" on my diet and not running. I'll get back to it soon. And thankfully, my weight is staying steady at 155, so I'm not doing any major damage (even though I had a bowl of Fruit Loops yesterday and an ice cream cone and about 10 mini chocolate chip cookies--it was a REALLY bad day yesterday).
Hopefully tonight I can get in a run, if Sophie stays feeling better. And definitely will tomorrow, since my Mom comes down on Fridays and keeps the kids in the afternoons.
One bright spot-- I got a call yesterday from LA Weight Loss. They are using my Before & After pictures for their booth at a women's expo that's going on today. I felt pretty good about that, especially since my after picture turned out so nicely.