Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Miracle (NOT) of Modern Medicine

The Prince got better, and the Princess started with the fever, etc. *sigh* And of course, we have our old friend the-never-ending-frickin'-headache that is still with us.

This is the headache info up to this point:
  1. Headache began approximately 7-8 weeks ago;
  2. Went to pediatrician, who put her on antibiotics for 10 days for a perceived sinus infection;
  3. Antibiotics did NOTHING;
  4. Pediatrician referred The Princess to a neurologist, who promptly ordered an MRI;
  5. MRI was totally and completely normal, brain and sinuses included;
  6. Neuro prescribed a drug which is not recommended for children under 18, 'cuz it causes suicidal thoughts;
  7. And right there, I lost all trust in modern, traditional medicine (and she won't be taking said drug);
  8. I made an appointment with a Chinese acupunturist/herbalist. Unfortunately, he doesn't have an appointment until 4/2.
So, although the headache persists, she seems to be functioning a little, tiny bit better. She isn't back to her regular energetic self, but we're getting there.


I wanted to give a shout out to my high school friend, Terre. She and I made connections again awhile back. It's so neat to re-connect with someone who I considered one of the nicest people in high school. I don't have one bad memory of Terre. She was and is an exceptional human being. Unfortunately, she lives far away, but we keep in touch on the phone. Love ya, Terre.


Work for me is picking up, which is why I haven't had as much time to blog (not that I'm that consistent anyway). I really don't want to get too busy with work, since the kids do need me to help with school and stuff. It's such a hard thing, finding a balance.

That's it for me for now. The Princess and I are headed to a "Mary Kay Cosmetics" party. Have a blessed Easter, if I don't get back here before then!

HE IS RISEN!!!!!!!!!!!


Mrs. C said...

Oh, my! I hope she feels better soon!

Casdok said...

The headsches dont sound good. Hope you find some joy with this.

Sniz said...

Praise the Lord He is risen!

I believe everything in life is about balance and we spend our lives trying to find that balance in everything. But I, for one, never quite seem to find it.

Annie said...

My hubby has always had migraines that would kick in during the Fall. He never, never, understood why.

Could it be allergies? Hhmmm?? Or sinusitis? Hhmmm? Nah, he never thought of that.

But, being the good wife that I am, I had him seen. Not for the migraines, but for the egg sized bump smack dab on top of his head. That he refused to part with.

Turns out, that he also had sleep apnea, which actually caused him to lose a job because he never heard his alarm clock.

Six hours of surgery, eight grand worth of bills (that we only had to pay $80 of), a broken and reconstructed nose, removed tonsils, and fatty cyst removal from the noggin', and he still had the migraines.

Turns out that all of that surgery does NOT rid sinusitis. So, to avoid another drastic surgery, we have started a new drug regimen, and he has been migraine free so far! Zyrtec-D, I praise the ground you walk on lol.

Hope that you guys can find out why she is having them. Those things really have to be putting a damper on her life!