The 2 Elephants In The Room On Our Vacation…
August 22, 2012
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August 22, 2012
So we just got back on Monday from a great vacation. A week at a lake in upstate NY. My son Kyle had a GREAT time and if you’ve been reading my Autism Daddy Facebook Page you’ve been seeing all the pics and reading all the sweet details of how well behaved Kyle was and how much he enjoyed himself. And therefore how much the wife and I enjoyed ourselves.
However there was an “elephant in the room” during our vacation…actually 2 elephants…
The first elephant was that Kyle had a few little (2-3 second) dizzy spells, at least one each day. Most of the time they were when he was on the deck looking at the water. It kinda seemed like he got dizzy from staring at the waves. Were they dizzy spells?
Were they mini-seizures? We don’t know. But they didn’t bother him at all so we tried not to let it ruin our week. We figured we’d deal with it when we got home…
And the second “elephant in the room” and on a completely separate note, Kyle developed a weird lump on one of his testicles a few days ago. It didn’t cause him any pain, and we spoke to our pediatrician while away and he said it’s probably not worth cutting your trip short for, but come see him when you are back.
So my wife went today with Kyle to see the pediatrician and he immediately sent them to see a urologist and they confirmed what we all suspected.
Kyle has a hernia. And it will require surgery. It’s not the serious / scary kind that has to be operated on immediately. But it will require surgery…now scheduled for September 19th…
I swear to god, it never ends.
But Kyle has been truly amazing the past few weeks. And my wife said he was great at both dr’s today. Laughing/ amused with all these people touching his junk.
Oh and she mentioned the dizzy spells to his pediatrician today while they were there…and wouldn’t you know it, the kid had one right there in the dr’s office. So the doc saw one first hand…checked his ears, they look fine.
And the doc had no answers… We might need to adjust his meds…maybe he needs a different seizure med or dosage…No one is sure, but it sounds like we’ll be also be back at the neurologist very soon.
That is all…
Written byFrank Campagna
I’m a 48 year old neurotypical dad with a 14 year old son with severe, non-verbal autism & epilepsy. I created this blog to rant about autism & epilepsy while celebrating my son who I affectionately call “the king” :-).