I want to thank everyone who left a comment or sent an email telling me you were thinking of and praying for Gage. It meant a lot to me. We had our last doctor appointments this week. Poor Gage (and Mommy) had an hour and a half EEG. This meant 24 wires glued to his head. I thought the 40 minutes it took to attach them all was excruciating, but the next hour and a half when he was supposed to be still without me touching him was, um, interesting. Didn’t they know he was only four months old?! Well, after a ten minute meltdown in the middle and about 30 minutes of me singing his favorite songs over and over (Old McDonald and Jesus Loves Me are staples) it was done. We then had two neurology appointments that same day and there was good and cautious news. His EEG was normal and we’ll just have to wait and see if it happens again before they can test for more metabolic disorders. We also met with the GI pediatrician and she wants to do one more blood test this month, but she said she was looking at a healthy baby, hooray!
So, we still don’t know what happened. At this point it might be that we never do and that would be a great thing. I am still vigilant but not nearly as terrified as I was two weeks ago. I mean look at the guy on the left, how can I not focus on that fact that he is happy and well?
And, drumroll please, Gage laughed for the first time last night. He gave me and then his dad several belly laughs apiece and I can’t believe how giddy we were over them. It’s amazing how that sound can make stress just go away 🙂