RiverRes's Journal, 06 February 2013

Ahh. A better day today. Doc nearly put my son in the hospital yesterday. With his condition (post concussion syndrome), a headache can become "permanent". My son has endured the headache for 29 days without any tylenol, advil, or anything that resembles an analgesic because we know that rebound headaches can be even worse than the original headache. It sucks knowing so much about headaches.

Doc consulted with a pediatric neurologist and they sent my son home with a "headache cocktail" that may actually break the headache. It is a mixture of a potent painkiller, an antihistimine, anti-nausea meds, and an anti-seizure med. I am home monitoring his condition. I told both doc and his nurse that I will hug them both (hugging is not in my normal repertoire of expressions) if my son feels better. We were both smiling when we left the office - the promise of actual relief is so encouraging.

The neurologist from Children's hospital is supposed to call today and set up an appointment. PCS is such a mystery and my son is not a typical patient. I welcome the opportunity to have an expert on the brain and nervous system assess him - the thought of these headaches plaguing him his entire life is daunting. Thank goodness I behaved myself when speaking with Children's billing department yesterday - it would be awkward if I got all nasty. Children's hospital in Denver is one of the best in the country and they have been instrumental in treating both of my two youngest children in the past 18 months.

I have been so blessed. My children are good kids, and for the most part, enjoy extremely good health. I admire the families and parents of youngsters that have special needs. I struggle with brief periods of challenges; I would struggle mightily if my kids' health conditions required weekly trips to the doctor or special treatments. I see families at Children's and they are dealing with terminal illnesses, tragic injuries, and permanent challenges. They are truly special people.

Ah. Me. My spine grew back and I quit feeding my face as a way of coping. Thank goodness. It is hard enough to manage the things in my life without getting down on myself.

Onward and downward!

Diet Calendar Entries for 06 February 2013:
1553 kcal Fat: 29.50g | Prot: 61.20g | Carb: 258.71g.   Breakfast: Milk (Nonfat), YOPLAIT VERY CHERRY YOGURT, stevia, Flavors French Vanilla Ground Coffee, kroger home style hash browns. Lunch: flour tortilla, 2% Mexican Cheddar Jack, stokes chicken green chile. Dinner: rosarita zesty salsa refried beans, Green Chile Sauce with Chicken, Tortilla, 2% Mexican Cheddar Jack. Snacks/Other: strawberries, carrots, bugles, Act II fat free popcorn, berry colossal crunch. more...
2979 kcal Activities & Exercise: Desk Work - 10 hours and 30 minutes, Driving - 30 minutes, Resting - 4 hours, Housework - 1 hour, Sleeping - 7 hours and 30 minutes, Gilad - 30 minutes. more...
on diet Ornish Diet  


Awweeee Paula ((((armpit!)))) You are amazing! You inspire me so much. If I ever vote in an election again I'm writing you in as my candidate.  
06 Feb 13 by member: FullaBella


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