Today was filled with a lot more of our usual day to day stuff. With the exception of David escaping into the carts area at a local Dillons while we were trying to leave. Oh David… lol
Tomorrow though is promising to be a pretty important one for us though. Tomorrow we’re headed off to David’s doctor to start the process needed to have David officialy checked for seizures and their frequency if they’re confirmed… Yep, I said seizures.
What brought this on? Well, when we were at the mall Saturday with my mom and with Jim and Sebastian from Perfect Fit Canines, David did indeed give us all a good look at some of his more serious struggles and issues. And to my surprise, one I wasn’t aware of surfaced as well. Focal Seizures. Nothing is diagnosed yet as we have to go through the doctors and the tests and everything to be absolutely sure on everything of course, but we were in the presence of someone who has had a lot of exposure to and experience with these kinds of seizures and he told us what he saw, what he thought it could be, and to get ahold of David’s doctors as soon as possible. So I did.
The specific incident that stands out in my mind the most (there’s been at least three between Saturday and yesterday), was one where David had entered into a meltdown mode and was having trouble calming down and remaining calm. At one point, while I was trying to brace/hold him, he was flapping his hands and chanting/shouting “train” over and over (the original source of meltdown trigger) and suddenly his hands went to a more jerking motion than flapping and his head tilted back as he stared off into nothing and stopped talking temporarily. When his head came back down, everything picked up where he left off (the flapping, chanting/shouting) as if nothing had even happened.
Tomorrow we will be trying to figure out what we need to do now. And what we need to do to find out exactly what’s going on here, how bad it is, and if there are other things going on that we might have missed as well.
I promise to let you all know more as I am able.