Friday, December 19, 2008

My poor girl

My dear little pipsqueak has been having ongoing headaches..for about 2 years now. I have been in multiple times to the doctors office, seen her eye doctor several times and they have all just sort of brushed me off....for 2 years. Things have been getting progressively worse with her head. She had a headache for almost 5 days in a row last week and they woke her up at night. Not normal, right? I had tried everything, glasses on, glasses off, more water, earlier bedtime, you name it. I have had discussions with her teacher about it to see if we could identify any triggers. Finally the school nurse called the house to talk about how often they have been occurring and probably wanted to know if I had taken her to the doctor yet. So I made yet another appointment with our new doctor. FINALLY they decided that this had been going on long enough and sent us over for a CT scan of her head to rule out anything "scary". We went in and they had it done in about a minute and told us they would give a call when they had results. So I finally made it home at about 5:05 and there was a message from the nurse that said.."Hi, we need you...uh well, just give us a call back about Maia's CT scan, we will be here till 5. I tried to call and the guy said the nurse had gone home for the day. UHG! They can't leave me with that! Now I know from plenty of experience, that if nothing is wrong, they will tell you that on the answering machine. If something major is wrong, the doctor leaves a message, and if its minor, the nurse will call and leave a message to call. So I at least knew it was somewhere in the middle but you always fear the worst when its your own kid. Lucky me though, one of the nurses called me back about an hour later! She said Maia had a MAJOR sinus infection. They put her on extra strength antibiotics for 21 days along with some nasal spray. I cant believe this poor thing has lived with all these sinus issues for 2 years! At least the mystery is solved and I know her brain looks great!

4 comments:

Heather said...

phew, a solution at last! As a long time headache sufferer, I was told that I had extrememly small sinuses, maybe Maia has those too. Every little bit on congestion can cause a headache, or change in pressure (swimming). Ugh, poor kiddo.

Rozzbin said...

Poor thing. She probably thought pain was the norm and only complained when it got REALLY bad. Like now. That is probably why she scrunches up her brow and forehead like she does. You know, like she is really worried about something. I know I do that when I have a headache.

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Poor Miss Mai! But I'm SO glad it wasn't anything major. I hope the antibiotics do the trick and she can get rid of those icky headaches!

Vrieling Mom said...

Poor girl..Imagine being that young and dealing with that! Yuck!