Big sigh of relief

I haven’t posted the last few days because I have been a big bundle of nerves.  It’s also the reason I haven’t run since Saturday morning, and have consumed all the chocolate within a 10 mile radius of my refrigerator.  We took my 2 year old to the pediatric neurologist today for an EEG and a consultation with the doctor regarding her tics, or twitches, or seizures – whatever you want to call them.  It was a sleep deprived EEG, which means that we had to keep her up late last night and wake her up early this morning so she would be sleepy when they did the EEG.  Did I mention she was 2?  And did I mention that when she is sleepy she transforms herself into a 75 year old Hollywood Diva??? C R A N K Y doesn’t begin to cover it.  But my girl was golden today – she laid on the table so still and did exactly as the technician told her.  She was so laid back and compliant the whole time, the hubs and I were shocked to say the least.  We finished the EEG and then took her to Mickey D’s for a quick lunch then it was back to office to meet with the doctor.  He was super nice and so good with her and best of all, he told us that everything looked normal.  He said he wasn’t alarmed by anything he saw and that we shouldn’t worry about anything unless her twitching gets more pronounced, or if she does it more often, or if it’s during waking hours.  He thinks she is an active sleeper, and she’ll grow out of this twitchiness (is that a word?).  He said we could go the route of doing more tests, but that would be expensive and he really doesn’t believe we need to do that at this point.  So the prognosis is that she is fine and is a normal happy cranky 2 year old.  Whew!

Maybe tonight I’ll get a good nights sleep and be ready to run and not consume copious amounts of sugar every waking  hour.  Thanks to all of you who prayed, dedicated your yoga practice, and just sent generally good thoughts our way.  I have really come to look to you all for support and encouragement and I get it every time.  So thanks – you guys are the best!

  One thought on “Big sigh of relief

  1. lme
    January 23, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Oh, what great news! So happy to learn that everything’s ok with your little one.

  2. January 23, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    That is the BEST news! I am so glad to hear it. Hope life gets back to normal for you. Can’t wait to read about your running life again soon.

  3. January 25, 2008 at 4:16 am

    Gosh, that is really scary. She must have been so brave. We have a three year old, so I can gather how difficult that was! I’m glad everything worked out okay!

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