TravelingChris Posted March 17, 2012 Share Posted March 17, 2012 SO dd18 saw the neurologist on Thursday afternoon. He did various tests with her walking, squeezing his hands, etc. Some she really couldn't do at all- keeping her arms from being moved. Others she was better at-keeping her legs from being moved. He scheduled her for 17 different blood tests- including cortisol levels, all kinds of ones dealing with autoimmune diseases, and other ones I don't even recognize. Those were done on Friday. We are having to basically babysit her just about all the time- because she passes out and hurts herself in the process. She can sleep in bed okay so that is a relief. (By the way, she is 18.5 years old and a college freshman, not a babt at all)> But, for example, she started passing out while washing her hair in the bathtub and her sister got her awake again. She was drying her hands, started passing out, and ripped the towel bar from the wall and the knob hit her in the face, causing a bruise but thankfully it was the blunt end, not the end with the screw. It also just barely missed her eye. She will be having an EEG and MRIs of her brain on Monday. On Tuesday, she has an EMG. We are also calling the PT department back on Monday morning to schedule her PT. The doctor thought they may be able to help her steady herself a bit and maybe also fall better. Then next Friday she will go back to the neurologist because some of the blood work takes a week to get back. We will be asking the neurologist for a scrip for a rental wheelchair to move her around on MOnday. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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