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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I called the pediatrician's office to schedule an appointment for a rather persistent cold and fever. While there, I asked if the EEG results had come in- the office personnel said they were in. The most joyous words were written on that report: "Unremarkable."
Nolan's EEG is normal. Blissfully, wonderfully normal. A prayer answered. One less area of concern.
Ironically, shortly after receiving the normal EEG report, I received an email from a fellow mom of a little one with central apnea. She said her child also had "staring spells." Which were so convincing the neurologist ran a 72 hour EEG to rule out epilepsy. As it turns out, the child was simply so exhausted he was simply zoning out, in a very extreme way. The "staring spells" were a sort of baby-narcolepsy. This has me wondering if Nolan is doing the same thing- falling asleep with his eyes open for brief periods during the day.
The exam at the doctor's office revealed a rather nasty cold, which hasn't involved his lungs but has caused a double ear infection. Both ears are so full of fluid they are close to rupturing. We are starting antibiotics today, and hopefully the infection will clear up soon. Once we have our third set of PE tubes placed in April, we should have a reprieve from ear infections for a while.
On the central apnea front, the ENT's office called with the date of the sedated MRI. We are scheduled for March 23, well in advance of Nolan's scheduled tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy/PE tube surgery. Insurance has not yet approved the imaging (Doctor vs. Insurance: Round 1), but he is on the schedule.