A follow-up to the mystery mentioned in my last post...
We decided that the rule-out process was easiest to start at the idea that Oia was experiencing migraines and perhaps auras. So, to treat for migraines, Oia has been taking a quarter of an Amitriptyline pill each night. These pills act as a preventative to headaches. They are only about a frog's hair bigger than a birth control pill so quartering them with a pair of scissors isn't the easiest thing to do. Half the pill turns to dust and maybe the rest is usable, if you're lucky. We're going with it though... just following doctor's orders.
To date, Oia has not had any more inconsolable crying spells with any "off", discomfort-like behavior. However, she has gestured to the left side of her head and said "ou" as in "ouch" at least once every day since then. I have called the nurse at the neurologists office to discuss this with her. She said it still sounds like Oia is having headaches and suggested we up the Amitriptyline dose to half a pill and see if this dose eliminates the "ou" complaints. Last night was the first night of the new dosage and the first thing Oia said to me this morning was "ou" while holding her hand over the left side of her face. Is it eye related? Brain related? Hell I don't know, could it be a toothache? I'm grabbing at anything. It's still a mystery.
We have a follow-up with neurology scheduled in three weeks. We'll see where this road leads us at that time. There has been talk of scheduling an MRI and/or an EEG so we're playing limbo until this appointment. The last MRI Oia had was at the age of 7 months and the last EEG was in early '09 (I think). It may be time to get an updated baseline now that the Princess is 4.
In the meantime, my eyes are wide open. I'm constantly scanning her every move for a clue as I'm convinced this must be something. Maybe I'm making a mountain out of an anthill but it's always easier to be safe than sorry. She's our girl after all. But seeking the silver lining... Oia is still happy, busy, full of rotten, and the crying episodes have not returned. That has to be a good thing.