Thursday, March 11, 2010

Is Baxter alive???

The answer to that would have to be yes but barely!!! We have had quite the month. I always thought valentines day was a bad day now I have proof. That sunday Baxter came home from church with flu like symptoms. He was not any better by Wednesday so I took him to the Dr. That was the start of it all!!!
Four weeks later (no school)
3 trips to the pediatrician
1 trip the Children's Hospital ER
7 blood draws
3 CAT scans
Many phone calls
Many emails
Many friends' advice
1 neurologist (in Chicago)
an answer!!!! YEAH!!!!!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!

He has some problem with his inner ear.
The solution is....

We have gone to 2 therapy sessions so far and have another session tomorrow. Apparently they are retraining his brain. We will keep you all updated on how he is doing.
I also talked to the school and they have signed him up for homebound school. Which means that his teachers will be coming to the house 3-4 hours a week to keep him up to date with the rest of his class. Hopefully my next week he will be able to go to school for a few hours at a time until he gets all of his strength back!!

Thanks to all of you who prayed and showed lots of love and concern.


The Kindle Family said...

So what exactly do these therapies entail and what is his problem called? Is it just random or will he have to deal with it awhile? We are so glad that you all have found out what is going on with him!

Chris said...

I am so glad they found something. Inner ear things can be a pain.

TMI Tara said...

I'm sorry you and Baxter have had such a terrible month, but I'm so glad you have an answer. I hope the therapy works exactly as planned. Chloe does vestibular therapy too. {{HUGS}}

Heather said...

So glad you finally got an answer, and also that it wasnt something worse! Its great he will be able to get back to normal life soon! Yay!

Seth and Julie said...

Emma, I didn't even know any of this was going on. Yikes! Glad they figured out what to do next. So much for the blessings that come with being a bishop's family, right? :)

To do list: PB M&M cookies for the Bruners!

Nana said...

Oh wow, I am so glad that you found out what is wrong with the poor kid. Hope he is feeling better soon and what a relief for all of you. We send our love!!!

Tanya said...

We had know idea... I think I've even talked to you on the phone...? You said nothing. Wish you the best of luck, and we're so glad that it's nothing worse. Happy Healing Baxter! Love yo guys!