The day started out smoothly enough.....
But by 11:00, Suzy was in obvious discomfort and having MYOCLONUS (brief, involuntary jerks or twitches of a group of muscles; sudden muscle contractions,).
Our first thought was seizures. But, upon further evaluation, we concluded that she was in pain, and the 'jerks' were happening every minute or two in response to something hurting her. She was favoring her left ankle, and screamed when it was touched. But, she was also crying when placed on her back, and cried when we felt her tummy, etc., etc.,
I called the pediatrician. They told me that "due to Suzy's medical history, and her special needs" we should go to the E.R. where they will have a neurologist in the house.
sigh...... I hate that fact that Suzy has a 'medical history' and 'special needs'...........
So, off to the the E.R. we went. She continued to jerk, twitch, cry, moan, and even laugh ( a typical girl) !!! We had her ankle X-Rayed and blood work drawn.
-The myoclonus is NOT seizures (just a reflexive reaction to pain).
-Her ankle is NOT broken, but it is probably strained.
-Her EAR is infected.
We came home, fed her a good dinner, and loaded her up with an antibiotic, ibruprophin, a muscle relaxer, a warm bath, and snuggled her into bed.
She is sleeping peacefully. The day has ended smoothly.
Thanks for checking in on her.