Hi, Donna. Yes, we're all relieved. Just knowing what we are dealing with takes a half load off - the other half will go once the pediatric neurologist starts treating her. Our family doctor is great, but uses specialists when he knows they can do a better job! Not holding my breath about the sinkhole ... the land we live on belongs to the mayor of Edmonton, and we just rent the lots. Mayor M comes across on TV as a really nice guy, but in reality, well, ... Two years ago the sinkholes were enormous and he just left them until someone called a TV station. They came out and took vid, and put it on TV calling us the Pothole Capital of Alberta, and telling who owned the land. Within a week, crews were out! Hmmm, that's a thought! People seeing us drive out here must think we're a bunch of drunks we weave around so much - not so, we're just avoiding the potholes!
Hi, Aspen's Mom. I think Alex will be OK. She was pretty scared already, not knowing, but we've all been right upfront with her in answering her questions. I told her about my cousin who had epilepsy and that he was just fine on the meds, could drive and everything. She asked if he was dead - I told her yes, but not from the epilepsy, he was killed in a truck accident, caused by him making the choice to try his luck with an embankment in BC rather than kill a car full of people on the wrong side of the road. I think she was worried if this would kill her. So, she is very vulnerable but our doctor is very open and supportive as well as great with all age groups, and I'm sure with the neurologist being a pediatric specialist, he/she will know how to deal with a scared kid! We just got the news late yesterday, today she is on a field trip to Medicine Hat (home of the dinosaur museum) with her school. I think she'll do OK.
It was hard to tell Mom. But she took the news very well, and promised to keep praying!
Thanks everyone for your continued support and prayers! I can't begin to tell you how much it means!
Huge hugs from me, and kisses from Cheyenne