I'm glad he is better. I hope it's just the virus like they thought.
I hope your foot/leg is better too!
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The pediatrician was thrilled that he is walking so well now, she hasn't seen him for a few months and she said he looked fine. He does have a little clear fluid in one ear and that could throw him off balance a little so we are to give him allergy meds for a few days to see if that helps.
Actually she didn't think that was what caused it. She said one ear had just a little fluid in it and the other was just red, no fluid. She said it could be what's got him a little off balance now but the way his body reacted Sunday morning was way off, maybe if he had a double ear infection although still I would have been suspicious because he has had them before and nothing like this has ever happened. So yeah we're seeing the neuro this morning at 11. Funny thing is they checked his ears at the hospital and the dr who did said nothing about any fluid in either ear.
I'm sorry I meant it's what could be making him off balance. Eli use to get so bad that he couldn't walk, couldn't eat or drink, would throw up and would end up in the hospital from dehydration. That wasn't a fun couple of years. And I've learned not all drs are created equal when it comes to ears. My children's pedi can spot an ear infection or fluid a mile away, and 4 days before it happens. The other drs in the clinic there ears have to be ready to burst just about. It's just another one of many reasons why I only go to mine. And for fluid they don't do anything unless the fluid is infected so most of the time drs don't even mention it.
The neurologist said it could have been a seizure, no way to know for sure just keep an eye on him. He said he wouldn't put him on medication even if it was one until he has another he could only have them one or two times a year and that doesn't warrant medication. He said we could do a MRI which would have to be done under sedation but that might or might not show anything. He told us to take some time to think about it and get back to him if we want to do it. He is super nice, I had forgotten that since it had been over a year since we saw him, he really took the time to talk to us and explain things to us. He said if it was a seizure then what we saw was the after period, not unusual for after a seizure in children. He might have had it in his sleep. 99.99% of the time seizures do not cause brain damage so even though it's scary it's not serious. If it does happen again we should video tape it if we can and check his breathing and pulse, if they are normal there's no reason to go to the ER just call his office or Joshua's pediatric office and let them know. His office can be very busy so we may not get a call back immediately that's why we would call the pediatrician.
Angela - I agree about the ears! Alana had her first ear infection a few months ago and it was awful! We were at the Pulmo's and she told him her ears were hurting. He looked and said they were fine - no fluid or redness. By the time we got to the pharmacy (about a 45 minute drive) she was screaming hysterically that they hurt. Took her to the Pedi's the next day and they were infected - red with fluid. Not sure why the Pulmo couldn't see that! For about a month (she had a hard time getting over the infection) her balance was WAY off. It was most noticeable in dance, but she struggled in every class. I think some people are extremely sensitive and others just aren't.
I'm hoping Joshua is one of those sensitive ones and that it wasn't a seizure. Even though they don't typically cause damage they sure are scary! I've had several students with seizure disorders and I never get used to seeing one, always upsets me.