Thursday, March 26, 2009

Isabella & GR Update

It's been a couple months now since we stayed overnight at the epilepsy monitoring unit at Children's and got our diagnosis of Benign Paroxysmal Torticollis squared away. Since then, Isabella's development has been nothing but normal. She hasn't had any more seizures and hasn't worried Mommy and Daddy with any new symptoms. She continues to have BPT spells occasionally where she'll drop her head to the side and fuss a little just like before, which only strengthens my confidence in that diagnosis. I get the sense that she's perhaps dizzy or nauseous when she has her spells and she seems to have some mild trouble with balance and coordination during those times but between episodes she's progressing right on target with her motor milestones, if not a little advanced in some areas. She's saying "mama" and "dada" and sometimes seems to use them correctly depending on who she's with but she's still saying them pretty nonspecifically at this point. But that doesn't make it any less exciting of course. :)

After our news of the match in GR, our focus has shifted toward real estate hunting and planning our spring/early summer with internship activities starting on June 15 and the real action (first real day on the job) starting July 1. April will be my last rotation in medical school, pediatric infectious disease, here at Vanderbilt and then it's off to a couple weddings, moving, graduation, Isabella's first birthday (yeah, already!) and a 2 week honeymoon in Spain. Caramba!


Martin said...

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Casey said...

That's great Angela! It sounds like you have so many wonderful things happening...congratulations!