Tuesday, October 14, 2008

What is normal?

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Alright everyone who reads here knows that Little Bug had a sleep deprived EEG last Friday. Today I got a phone call from the Center for Neuroscience with probably the most amazing news I have heard in the last 3 years 8 months. Little Bugs EEG was normal! NORMAL!! No spikes, no slow sharp waves, it was flipping normal! No epileptic activity of any kind. It is what we have been so wanting to hear, it is what hearing sent Little Bug jumping up and down in the living room screaming at the top of her lungs that she was normal again finally. Which by the way will make sisters wonder just how normal you really can be if you are jumping up and down screaming it. I'm not sure happy is enough to describe just how Little Bug feels about hearing this news. Both Army Guy and myself are wondering where this takes us now since we know that in the last couple of weeks she has had seizures, but now that the EEG is showing normal activity it is leading us to the thought about the migraines. After talking to the nurse today the doctor called to talk about that and that come next month for her appointment we will be having to talk about it. Little Bug of course wants to come off of the Depakote that has been part of her daily routine for just shy of 3 years, and just shy of 4 years since the onset of the Epilepsy. I'm not so sure that dropping medicine is going to be part of the plan next month since the depakote is also being used to fight migraines. For right now though Little Bug is viewing today as the best pre-birthday ever. For right now I am going to agree with her because even if it is migraines causing the current seizures for right now tonight that isn't a thought going through her mind. For the first time in about 4 years Little Bug isn't thinking about Epilepsy...she is just back to being normal.

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