by, March 18th, 2009 at 07:50 PM (319 Views)
Here's the scoop: My daughter had a dizzy spell last week and I blew her off, because I am a bad mother. She had another one Monday morning, and she was shaking badly and having trouble making her legs do what she wanted them to do. This freaked me out, and we went to the doctor, who set her up with an EKG and blood tests immediately. The EKG ruled out a heart attack and the blood tests rules out diabetes or any kind of metabolic disorder. Great news, right?
Wrong. He thinks she's having seizures of some kind. He expedited a referral to a neurologist from CHOC, who we will hopefully hear from by the end of the week to begin running further tests. He had everything rushed and used the word urgent enough times to freak me the fuck out.
She's 14 years old and has never been very sick ever before. A few colds here and there, the stomach flu once or twice, but she's always been healthy as a horse. She had another spell today and is very tired, and her eyes look kind of sunken in, which is further freaking me out. I know we can't do anything until we hear from the neuro, but this is just so freaking out there and bizarre. I have no idea how to deal with this.