Monday, April 6, 2009

Coben Update

Today we had our follow-up appointment with Coben's regular pediatrician. My friend Deb emailed me last night and said that she would watch Cady while I took Coben to his apopintment. I never would have asked nor realized it was something that would be so helpful, she just told that she would be by to help. It was a really nice thing to do and it gave me a chance to listen to Dr. Bacon with both ears.

Dr. Bacon checked Coben out from head to foot. She asked a lot of questions and she talked about different possibilities. Once I provided answers to her questions though, none of those possibilities panned out and she admitted that she also had no clue. She decided to submit a referral for an EEG to at least rule out the possibility that Coben had some kind of seizure although she said that she expects that nothing will turn up in that direction either. Once everything has been ruled out it sounds like it's just going to be a case of nobody knows and let's hope it was just a one time deal.

Rob and I already talked last night about giving up the sleeping in shifts. It's not something that we can maintain until he is grown and at some point we are going to have to have faith that he is going to be okay. It doesn't mean that we slept soundly, but we slept. I also realize at some point I am going to have to stop obsessively asking, "does his color look okay?" and poking him everytime he is asleep. He looks great and acts great. I wish that was a relief to me but it's not. He looked and acted great just moments before it all happened too.

I REALLY believe in the power of positive thoughts so please keep Coben in your thoughts so that one day we can look back at this and say, "Remember that ONE time that thing happened with Coben? Boy was that scary."


KMK said...

I wish you could have gotten a definitive answer that would set your minds at ease but I have faith that he will be ok.

You all are in my thoughts.

Great Aunt Sophie said...

How terribly frustrating to not be able to pin point and label this scary situation. Sounds like an important thing to do as far as trying to get some sleep! Glad that you have good support out there, waves of positive thinking are coming to you from MN.

MiMi said...

So many positive thoughts have been channeled your way that I've had trouble concentrating on the everyday stuff. Poor Coben will get so tired of hearing about "that day" when he's older, but I'm guessing it will be a one time mystery. No family should ever be tested this way, but the four of you have handled it with great strength.