Conversation with our neurologist...
Neurologist: I think that we need to have Larissa seen by developmental peds.
Neurologist: Well, every time she comes in her behavior is different.
Neurologist: Have you ever heard of selective mutism?
Me: Uh, yes.
Neurologist: She has never talked to me.
Me: if you asked her questions that required an answer besides shaking of the head she would respond. Oh, and her records indicate that she was diagnosed with SM when she was 2 years old. What does this have to do with her seizures and tiredness?
Me: and if you recall she has been diagnosed bi-polar. Her seizure medications have helped greatly with her major mood swings.
We left with no new plan of action. We have an appointment to go back in 6 months.
Same problem, she is tired. She has seizures and some type of sleeping episodes that disrupt her sleep. I don't feel like we are getting any answers. I am looking for a new neurologist.
After her appointment we picked Sarah up and went to lunch. Sarah is feeling the stress of exam time so we did a little retail therapy. We dropped her off at school a much happier kid.
(Sometimes I think that Larissa looks tired and puffy in her pictures.)
Driving home I asked Larissa why she never talked to the neurologist. She said because she didn't have anything to say to her.
She then took a nap.