Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Run Griffin Run
Last night was Griffin's first track meet. He ran the 400m against other 1st grade boys. He decided to wear yellow shorts, great idea, we could see him all the way around the track.
Yesterday also marked the one year anniversary of his release from the hospital. Can you believe it has been a year? Pediatric Pseudo Tumor Cerebri have you ever heard of it? Most commonly found in young obese women on acne medication, not 6 year old boys. After hearing about our experience, people said it was like an episode of House.
To make a long story short:
Griffin says, "Mommy, I see two of you."
Eye doctor says, it may be a brain tumor, go for a CT scan now.
Neurologist hospitalizes him for testing.
2 spinal taps
2 Cat Scans
Ten very long days in the hospital with no answers.
Final diagnosis: Bad ear infection led to mastoiditis, which led to increased pressure in the brain, and caused blood clots in the brain, in turn causing double vision.
His blood clots finally dissipated in November and now he has no restrictions so, RUN GRIFFIN RUN!