Thursday, July 19, 2012

ACC..no not the Athletic Conference

If I have said it once I have said it a hundred times. I am a blogging slacker. It is summer time though, my kiddos are home and we have been working hard to have a fun summer. We have spent lots of time swimming, reading, going to the library, had a visit from Grandpa, checked out Folk Art at the Frist, had an MRI, have gone to camps, and have had an all around good time.

Oh, MRI caught your attention...it would mine too. :) Little man has been having serious headaches on and off for awhile now and we have no idea what is causing them. They come on suddenly and fairly frequently. Because of his Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum diagnosis his doctor decided to send us for his 2nd MRI. Even though he was a little worried and we had a few tears with the contrast injection he was able to settle down and stay quite still during the procedure. I am sure watching Star Wars Episode VI kept him busy.

We got good news and bad news. Good news there was no difference in his brain than when we got his diagnosis when he was one. Bad news, we don't know what is causing the headaches. Several people have suggested dehydration but he drinks liquids frequently, and recently a lot more water than milk or juice. Sometimes they happen when he is a little overwhelmed with too much noise or too many people around. Last night was a bad one. He was in his room playing and then all of a sudden he was crying because his head hurt so bad. After some children's advil and about 20 minutes of cuddles he seemed to get better.

Not only did we do the MRI we also went to the eye doctor and got checked out there as well. He is the teeniest, tiniest bit nearsighted but not enough to warrant glasses or to cause headaches. I was diagnosed with cluster migraines when I was around 7 so I hope that is not what is going on with him. I guess it is on to possibly eliminating foods to see if that is the culprit. To find out more about ACC check out www.nodcc.org.

2 comments:

  1. I hope they find out the cause soon and can help him. We'll be praying he feels better soon.

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  2. A friend of mine has been plagued with headaches all her life, almost daily. She decided to go gluten-free recently and it has made an enormous difference. You might want to give it a try for a couple of weeks to see if it would alleviate little man's headaches.

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