Friday, July 18, 2008

A bad couple of days....

It all started on Thursday night. Anna was acting strange and jerking her head. I held her for a while and she seemed ok. I put her to bed and all was ok until nap time the next day. She was jerking her head again and her eyes were rolling around in her head. It was so scary. I was home with her alone and I didn't know what was wrong. After her "episode" ended a minute later, I put the phone down and called my mom. She told me to call the Dr. and then call her back. I called them and they told me to either come in and be seen or go to the hospital. We decided to just take her straight to the hospital. I called Justin and he came home from work and my mom also came home from work to watch Ayva and Justin. Justin and I took Anna to Children's Mercy and they told us that if she is having seizures she should have an EEG done but told us to come back on the 21st. I felt that was too far away(as this was the 11th) and over the weekend she started having "episodes" every 4 hours. We called the hospital back and they told us to come in on the 14th and get an EEG. So Monday my mom and I took her and she was a real trooper. She hadn't slept in 8 hours and was very cranky, but was fairly good. She even let them glue a bunch of electrodes to her head and didn't put up too much of a fight. After the EEG the Dr. came in and told us she is having Infantile Spasms. It is a differnt type of seizure that isn't all that common. He told us to come to the Neurology Clinic the next day and we could discuss medicine options. We took her the next day and we started her on her medicine that night. Since then her seizures haven't been that severe and haven't been every 4 hours. She has only had about 1 per day and it didn't last as long as the other ones. We are very saddened by this turn of events and will just take it one day at a time.

In happier news... Justin is about to START CRAWLING! He is SO close. He gets up on his knees and rocks! It is just so cute! I can't wait for him to start crawling!!!

I saw this thing on about what your babies names mean. Here are the kiddos....

Anna Jeanne Lastname

Powerful, a conqueror, devours the weak and rules the strong. The name Anna Jeanne reflects money and power. It is a carnivore, a winner at all cost.

Anna Jeanne has the power and potential to achieve great things. Whatever the enterprise, it strives to be the best and most successful in its field. Extremely competitive and not afraid of challenges or challengers. A visionary, a realist, and a planner. Discipline and perseverance. Dynamic and efficient.
Rewards the faithful and hardworking employee, but has no tolerance for the incompetent.

Anna Jeanne understands the balance between giving and taking, generosity and greed. When it loses that balance, it self-destructs.
Anna Jeanne's most positive characteristics: Strength, perseverance, potential for greatness.

Anna Jeanne's most negative characteristics: Financial ups and downs. Lacks compassion. Can be self-destructive.

Ayva Verlie Lastname

The name Ayva Verlie inspires trust, confidence, and security. This name is grounded and practical, and promotes steady progress and consistent effort.

Ayva Verlie makes one feel that everything will be taken care of; you are in good hands. Not a dreamer and lacking imagination, this name represents integrity and stability. It is comforting, a strong foundation, and the bedrock of society. It also reflects strong organizational skills and an eye for detail. It has a strong sense of structure. Family-oriented.

The name Ayva Verlie reflects a rigid, inflexible atmosphere, which, however, is good for some businesses, such as insurance, banks, accounting, and brokerage firms.

Ayva Verlie's most positive characteristics: Reliable, trustworthy. Structured and disciplined. Makes steady progress.

Ayva Verlie's most negative characteristics: Rigid. Lacks passion, creativity, and tolerance.

Justin Case Lastname

The name Justin Case induces a sense of freedom and adventure, risks and rewards, gambling and daring acts of courage. The name has passion and excitement.

One senses that Justin Case can do anything, is extremely capable, and a true survivor. It is also highly flexible, can adapt to new circumstances quickly, and has excellent reflexes; often, important decisions are made in seconds, seemingly impulsively even. But due to sharp intuition and even sharper intelligence, those decisions are almost always right on the money. Youthful, dynamic and energetic, this name draws people who want things to be "different," and don't like the tried and proven.

Social, outgoing, something skirting the acceptable - or even pushing the envelope of what is legal.

Justin Case's most positive characteristics: Productive, dynamic, adaptable. Good at promoting self.

Justin Case's most negative characteristics: Can be unorganized, scattered. Lacks direction. Needs maturity and discipline.


the schirano triplets said...

that must have been so scary, but i am glad the medicine seems to have things a bit better under control. i cannot believe they were going to make you wait that long...kudos to you for getting her in earlier. i will keep anna in my prayers!

Cheryl said...

I hope Anna is feeling better. I know it must be so hard as her mommy to watch her going through this. On a happy note-your little man is just like my son he is so ready to crawl and my girls have no interest in moving.