That was a new one for our pot of Symptom Soup. Loss of vision. And not just new, scary new.
Needless to say, we spent some time at the emergency room, that day. A lot of time.
And then I spent more time on the phone the next day with our various doctors. And then we went to see Superkid's opthamologist. And we'll be going to see a new neurologist, soon.
In the last six years, I've spent a lot of time in ERs and hospital rooms and doctors' offices. If there is anything I have learned that I can share with you, it is this:
None of the doctors ever, ever look like George Clooney.
But that's okay, because I'll tell you that it doesn't matter what the doctor looks like if he or she can reassure you that your six year old is not having a stroke or suddenly going blind. (Thank you, Dr. Roberts, opthalmologist extraordinaire!) Superkid has her peripheral vision back, and we now know that what she experienced is known as a "migraine event." Not fun, but not permanent blindness, either.
I'm glad we're home, and I'm glad Superkid is fine. But we left many, many children behind at the hospital who are not fine and who won't be going home any time soon. They need your prayers.
Go here to learn about something else you can do for them, too.