Miss Attitude saw the ophthalmologist* today. He did find some swelling in her optic nerves, especially on the left side. He’s sending her for an MRI this Thursday, and then we’ll return to the ophthalmologist’s office next Thursday. The MRI will – hopefully – rule out anything serious, things I don’t want to type here or even think about.
*Update: My sweet friend Miss Susie Fairchild suggested I let the internet know what time Miss Attitude will have her MRI, so that my internet friends can “pray her through it,” a brilliant idea if ever there was one. Miss Attitude’s MRI is scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday, 2/01) at 4:30 PM Central time. Any prayers or good thoughts you send her way at that time are greatly appreciated.
Re-Updated to add this map for the time-zonally challenged (like myself). Central time zone is the green area. The blue area immediately to the east is the Eastern time zone, which is one hour ahead of Central time. The red area immediately to the west is one hour behind. The blue area on the far left is two hours behind.
The good news: the ophthalmologist said pseudotumor cerebri is fairly easy to treat, so I guess that diagnosis is the one to hope for, at this point.
More good news: the ophthalmologist was thoroughly impressed with and highly complimentary of our pediatrician. He said most doctors who are not eye doctors would not have caught this. We’ve always loved our pediatrician and had great confidence in him and in his abilities – all three of our kids have seen him since they were babies – but it was nice to hear another doctor confirm what we’ve known for years: that our pediatrician is – in the ophthalmologist’s words – “top notch.”
Thank you all so much for your prayers and good wishes. I’m carrying them with me in my heart. I hope you’ll keep it up for the next week or so, until we know for sure what’s going on with my sweet girl.
In other news, Deputy Dad and I celebrated a decade of parenthood today, as our Drama Queen turned ten years old. She’s most definitely a tween-ager now…so silly and little girl one minute, so grown-up the next. Before I had kids, I always thought I wanted boys – no girls. Did I ever tell you that? It stemmed from my horrible relationship with my own mother…I was just sure there was no way I could handle a daughter. And then The Drama Queen came along. And my, how she’s growing up. She’s beautiful. Intelligent. Witty. Sweet-hearted. Loving. Caring. Strong. Everything I never knew I wanted in a daughter. I love her so much.
Thanks again, everyone, for your prayers and your kindness. I’ll keep you posted, when we know more.
*Why didn’t you guys tell me I was spelling ophthalmologist wrong in that last entry?! And, damn! Have you ever in your life seen a word with a more complicated spelling??