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Oh crud oh crud oh crud.  Something is going on with my 2 year old and we don’t know what it is.  Around midnight on Sunday she was crying a little bit and then I heard a big <<thud>> and I knew she had fallen out of bed.  When I went in to pick her up I noticed that she was moving funny.  Like she was twitching all over her body.  Her head, her arms, her fingers were all twitching like you see someone with Tourrette’s or something like that.  It lasted only for about a minute and then she went back to sleep immediately and seemed okay.  I watched her all night and didn’t notice anymore twitches.  The next morning she was sitting on my lap and I noticed that she was twitching again, but it was barely noticeable.  If I hadn’t been looking for it, I doubt I would have even noticed, but there it was.   That episode only lasted for a little bit and then she was up playing and in a good mood and seemed fine.  My doctor’s office was closed that day, so I decided to just keep and eye on her and see what happened.  Well, she was fine until today.  My husband called me about 9 and said she was doing it again.  This is 5 days later, so I know something is wrong.  We took her to the doctor and he said it sounds like she may be having small seizures, so he wants us to take her to a Pediatric Neurologist to have her thoroughly checked out.  A PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGIST!!!!  I don’t mind telling you I am more than a  little freaked out.  The worst thing I’ve ever dealt with was a bad case of strep in my middle child – what if this is something serious??  God please don’t let it be a tumor, please please please don’t let it be something terribly serious.  

 My doctor is going to call me with the name of a PN and then I’ll call and make the appointment.  I’m sure I’ll have more to post about this in the future, but in the meantime could you all please say a prayer for my daughter?  I would be very grateful. 

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  1. Oh Jill, I am so sorry. I have been there–I know how scary this is. Our daughter had some kind of attack when she was 2 and a half, and they didn’t know what it was. A few months later she had a similar attack (she gets dizzy and can’t walk) and we saw a pediatric neurologist. The worst part is the not knowing what’s going on. As soon as they rule out the bad stuff (and they will! she’s fine, just keep telling yourself that and keep it together–you have to for her sake) with an MRI and CT scan and EEG and bloodwork, and every time you get a negative result, it’s a relief.

    Please know that you’re not alone, and just do the best you can for her. I hope you get into the PN quickly. Please keep us posted. I’ll say a prayer for her.

  2. Thank you Laura. I thought of you this morning when we went to the Doc – I knew you would have some words of encouragement. The doc was very concerned about it – he doesn’t pull any punches, so I know that it is something that needs attention and won’t just go away if we ignore it. The first thing I wanted to do when I saw her this morning was fix her hair, because that I CAN fix! I was digging feverishly into my bag looking for a pony tail holder like her life depended on it or something! I really hope it’s nothing. And I hope you get some answers for you daughter too, I can only imagine how draining it must be for you, not knowing. Thanks so much for your words – they really do help!

  3. I have not been there so I do not know what you are going through – I can only imagine the not knowing.

    My thoughts are with you Jill and your daughter. I do not pray but I will certainly dedicate my Yoga practice to you and your family.

    Please keep us informed. Sarah

  4. Jill, I immediately thought of Laura’s situation too after reading this post. I am so sorry about your 2 year old’s little seizures and know that most be so scary for you. But don’t panic. Wait and see what the doctor tells you.

    I know this is very stressful for you and your family, so I hope you can squeeze in a little de-stressing time for you. I’ll be thinking of you and your daughter and will say a prayer for your family.

  5. Thank you all so much – I appreciate any and all good wishes. She didnt’ have any episodes over the weekend (that I know of), so that’s good. I should hear from my doctor today with the name of the PN, so hopefully we can get this thing going soon. I really do appreciate the support I get from you all, it means alot.

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