Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Diagnosis

Real quick--the doctor at the Children's Hospital diagnosed Sophie's dizzy spells as migraine precursors, and will treat her with a preventative (which she has never taken before) & also prescribed an abortive medication for the next episode (we'll see if that works--another type of med has not helped in the past). The doctor also wants to do a new MRI, because Sophie's balance is abnormal. She can't walk heel-toe, heel-toe at all; she completely loses balances. She's always been like this, ever since she saw the first neurologist when she was 3 (I don't know if she had the problem before that, because you don't usually ask a toddler to do the heel-toe test!). But the doctor thinks the balance issue, along with the dizzy spells, are reason enough to redo the MRI since it's been 4 years since her last one.

I'll write more soon.

6 comments:

jen said...

Poor Sophie -- and you! You've both gone through a lot. Hope they can help her.

Cindy...154 said...

Glad you guys made it back ok. Sophie is a real sweetie and I really enjoyed having lunch with you guys!!! Hope you get to go to bed early and make up for getting up so early.

LG said...

I'm so jealous of Cindy! She got to meet you & Sophie! :-)

That's good news to know that there are some things that might help Sophie. I know the MRI must make you nervous but I'm sure it will be okay.

I'm glad you guys are home! I know baby boy was glad to see you back.

Tish said...

I think this is good news. They have some idea of what it may be and some ideas for helping Sophie. You're a good mama. Keep strong.

Jill said...

Sounds like this doctor kinda knows what he's talking about - I hope everything turns out okay and the meds work for her. Glad you had a safe trip!

Jennifer :-) said...

Good idea on the MRI (of course, being an MR tech, I would say that!). But honestly, maybe she has an inner ear issue, hence the dizziness. Hope all goes well...good luck!