A month or so ago I wrote about taking Miss Frugal to the hospital to see a specialist about the headaches and dizzy spells she’s been having. The specialist we saw spent a good hour examining her and then sent her to play with the toys before telling us that he’d been examining her to look for signs of a brain tumour as some of the symptoms she described pointed to that. She said she didn’t think that was what was causing the dizzy spells and headaches as she was missing some of the main signs. She had an ECG and they told us to come back in a month and they would consider a brain scan if they thought it was necessary – they also told us to watch out for the headaches escalating and to call them if she started to wake up feeling dizzy in the night as that would potentially change the diagnosis (no idea why).
We tried to put things out of our mind for a few weeks although Miss Frugal was still complaining about the headaches and dizzy spells, but then she woke me up one night to say she had a headache and was feeling dizzy, exactly what the Dr had said to look out for. I rang them the next morning and they told me that as it was less than two weeks to her next appointment we should just wait it out but moniter things really closely until then.
Her appointment was on Friday and the Dr spent a good hour poking, prodding and talking to her before declaring that she still can’t say what it is but she is certain that it isn’t anything ‘sinister’ (her words). She said that sometimes children experience dizzy spells and they just grow out of it without ever knowing the cause and she also said that it may have something to do with the fact that she has sprouted up over the last few months but whatever it was, she’s happy that it’s not something we should be worried about.
We have another appointment in a month and poor Miss Frugal had to have a blood test as she mentioned to the Dr that she felt very tired lately, although personally I think that has more to do with the light nights than anything else but I’m so relieved that it looks like it’s nothing serious.
I’ve been so stressed about it that I’ve hardly slept since the night she said she was dizzy through the night, after we got home from the hospital I went upstairs and ran myself a hot bubble bath, locked the door and had a good cry. On the plus side, my dad was so relieved that she’s OK, he’s going to pay for us to go to London for another weekend as a treat 😉