It’s a big day for Miss IJ, y’all. We’d appreciate your prayers!
This morning, we’ll take Isaiah Jane back to the neurologist – this time for an EEG. They will place little electrodes on her sweet head and try to keep her awake while they catch some “footage” of her brain activity. This is to rule out a seizure disorder. After that, we’ll take her to the radiology department of the children’s hospital for an MRI. They will put her to sleep and slide her into a tunnel in order to get pictures of her brain. This is to rule out a lesion, mass, or other abnormality.
I’m blessed enough to say that I’ve never been in this position before. I’ve spent the last several days asking questions, seeking out advice, and changing my mind. But we’re done with all of that now. Today is a day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. We will celebrate the country in which we live, a country that offers these kinds of tests so that we can help our children thrive.
Thank you to those of you who reached out with your personal experience in this. I take comfort in knowing that we are not alone, and normal results are called that for a reason – they are the norm! As my sweet Papa told me yesterday morning, “She’s just going to remind them what a brain is supposed to look like!”
Nonetheless, it’s scary for me to put my daughter through a day like to day. I keep putting on different hats, trying to find a role that fits and gives me some peace. This morning, I am not a registered nurse. This morning, I am not a mother. This morning, I am a daughter. I am my Daddy’s girl. I’m pretty sure I’ll be holding His hand all day long.