I spoke with the neurologist. He had the results for her Familial Hemiplegic Migraine evaluation. Can you guess what they were? I confess, I may have used a bit of foreshadowing with the title of the post.
She DOES have a genetic mutation on the same gene that controls the calcium channels that would make this diagnosis a slam dunk...BUT it is not a recognized mutation. The mutation she has is "indeterminate". So basically, we have one more test that pats us on the head and says "Yes, you're right. There is something wrong." but gives us little more information.
The neurologist, pediatrician, and I got a nice chuckle out of this, because at this point we expect a non-specific result. We would be good and surprised if we got something informative back. They both agree that this means we're digging in the right spot, though. She is being switched to Topamax, so for the next 2 months we will be weaning her onto the medication. The doctors are also prescribing Zofran to be given at the start of an episode to control the vomiting.
If the episodes continue once we are on the Topamax, we will go in for further testing, just to be sure there isn't a new development.
Josh is currently on the couch with his head covered by pillows with a headache of his own. I hope the medicine works before it gets to be a full blown migraine. I need a break tonight!
A picture of my sweetness from last night:
We have gotten more than our money's worth out of the Baby Papasan. Not only did she love it as an infant, it makes a lovely "sick seat" for a toddler. :)
(excuse the mullet-esque hair, its normally not that bad *lol*)