M had his doctor’s appointment yesterday about the headaches he has been having recently (https://jas2jar.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/not-another-headache/). Hubby went with him as a sufferer of migraines he relates to M better on this issue.
The doctor agreed that the symptoms were definitely those of migraines. She listened to all that Hubby had to say and thought that M’s random sickness was also related.
So what do we do now? Nothing it would seem. She says just to give him ibrufon when he gets one. She was not interested that every he had been given ibrufon in the past he was vomiting for Britain almost instantly. She concluded this might also relate to his migraines! If this doesn’t help, then we will have to go back and they will have to do blood test and then possibly medicate. I can see this will be the way we go, but I suppose we have to follow the process in the order the medical profession say. I must say the thought of taking him fro blood tests is not one I like the idea of, but if it helps him in the long run it has to be a positive thing – not that that will help him the day it happens!
The one major positive about the doctor diagnosing them as migraines, it makes it easy to feel confident sending him to school after sickness relating to them. It is kind of reassuring to know it is something we can put a name to. We will of course have to speak to the school so they can comfort him if and when he get one coming on during the school day. It might also make it easier for them to handle him when he is complaining about feeling poorly. Anything to make life easier for everyone involved.
We have spoken to M about what the doctor has said and that his headaches are the same sort that his Daddy gets. We havent gone into too much depth though as we don’t want him to think he has another way of getting out of school when he doesn’t feel like going!
I will of course have to do lots of reading now to discover if there are things that we can to make life easier for him. There are probably dietary changes we can make that might reduce the chance of him getting too many.
It’s always hard getting a medical diagnosis for problems with our children but if it means we can help them better it will ultimately mean we can make their lives better. Of course I would have loved to have had children that had no need for constant medical interventions, but I don’t, and therefore it is a case of if we have a problem, we ask for help, we find out as much as we can, and then we get on with it. There is nothing else we can do.