Monday, January 19, 2009

The Neurologist Appointment

I met the Neurologist today. This Neurologist came highly recommended and I liked him a lot. He was very kind, but obviously incredibly talented/knowledgeable. I took him a well-organized set of all of Ryan's medical records. (He has a lot for a 5 month old baby.) It was super helpful to have the records and especially helpful that I was so familiar with them.

He spent a lot of time, probably an hour, going through Ryan's health history and asking me questions. Then he spent another 1/2 hour or so examining Ryan. He ordered an EEG for tomorrow and an MRI of Ryan's brain for Friday. He would have liked to have done the MRI earlier; however, it takes 2-3 days to get the approval from our insurance company. He didn't want to spend a lot of time talking about the possible diagnosis until we have the test results back.

So, it was pretty much what we anticipated ... he ordered more tests. We have EEG on Tuesday, and the MRI on Friday. Then we see the Neurologist again on Monday.

I am thankful for a friend who is a Neurosurgeon, and for his recommendation in finding this Pediatric Neurologist. I am thankful to have immediate confidence in his knowledge. I am thankful that there are so many wonderful men and women who are willing to sacrifice so much to attend medical schools. They are such a blessing in our lives. I am especially thankful that the men and women who have assisted us with Ryan's health concerns have been so kind and good to us. It sure makes our lives much easier.


joyce said...

I like to think about Heavenly Father should knows what he is doing. He sent Ryan to you when he could have chose any family but he chose you. Because he knows that your family would love and support him no MATTER WHAT. There has been alot of things this week that reassures me of the Father, that thought is one of them. I love you sis and your family.

KAP said...

I don't know what to say, other than, I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.