Wednesday, February 11, 2009
This is why we stayed up all night last night
This is Nature Girl "gone away behind her eyes". We hope it is daydreaming, but it might be absence seizures. Enough people have noticed them (besides me) that it was decided we needed an EEG to rule them out.
This was about 3 seconds after I took the first picture.
I'm not sure how I feel about this. I got used to the ADHD label, we're coping with the dyslexia and dyscalcia and her intense school performance anxiety.
While EPILEPSY is a really scary word most kids outgrow these things. You don't outgrow ADHD.
Maybe this would be better?
I really just want an emotionally healthy kid.
I'm returning to add a few more pictures - the picture above was taken while Nature Girl was unwrapping her Christmas stocking gifts. Most of the pictures I have of her like this are during events that are engaging - and I have the camera out for them! Part of the test to say "this is daydreaming" is that it happens when the child doesn't feel engaged in what they are doing. This was during her 4th birthday party
Hamming for the camera as usual.
Gone behind her eyes.
2 seconds later she's back but a bit confused.