June 30, 2010
A couple of weeks ago I wrote that Danielle had an extreme day at the water park resulting in a severe sunburn and dehydration. Late that night, she experienced her second seizure in a year, prompting us to check in with her doctor to see if there was something more than a reaction to overexposure to the sun that caused her episode.
After two weeks of blood tests (anemia, thyroid, electrolytes, blood sugar), a CAT scan of her head, an EEG to measure brain waves, and an EKG to measure heart rate, I am happy to say that all tests came back normal. According to the neurologist she was referred to, Danielle did, in fact, have an extreme reaction to the heat and dehydration; she might just be a little more sensitive to that sort of thing than other people are. Although we'll watch her carefully to make sure she protects herself in the scorching summer heat, I'm thankful to know that there doesn't appear to be a larger (and more frightening) underlying health threat.
Danielle, being a good sport as she is hooked up to the EEG monitor.
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