Doctors' brains that is. We went by to visit N. today, car magazines in tow, because he was feeling better and in a regular room. The boys had a nice chat, apparently N. still has a headache and is a bit dizzy but seemed okay generally to me. He was talking and wanted to play video games on his laptop, both good signs IMO.
Problem is that the Docs still are trying to figure out what is going on with him. He had every symptom of a stroke, but the residents and fellows on call over the weekend couldn't see anything obvious on the MRI so they assume it was a migraine. I'm like----uhh, no I don't think so, and so are his parents. None of us have ever heard of a migraine that comes on looking like a stroke, and then disappears. Every migraine I've ever heard of lasts for hours and days, unless you get some imitrex asap, and even then there is no chance a sufferer could watch TV or video games right away. (Plus, I trust my son to give an accurate description, and what he says happened, was no migraine. If it was a 50 year old man, no one would doubt it for a second, kwim?)
My quickie instinctual non-doctors opinion? I think he is having mini-strokes, but is so so desperate to get out of the hospital and be normal that the kid is faking being well, and minimizing the symptoms. If he has had a stroke...then he will be unable to go away to sleepaway camp or be alone after school in the house, and he knows it and since he hates staying in study hall or having a babysitter, he'll do anything to not be sick. Like the icky tasting prescription chewable baby aspirin they made him take after the last stroke? He's told everyone he hates that. Meanwhile he could just take the adult OTC baby aspirin we take, but of course....Sick Kids does treat 11 year olds like kids and can't stand the thought of letting him be a grown up.
Meanwhile, the kid is taller than me!
Anyway, he is agitating to get out of the hospital right away, and I'm hoping he stays until Monday morning when the real actual doctors start work. So the real actual radiologist can read the MRI and the real actual neurologist can see him...I'm such a cynic.
For now, he seems stable anyway. But is it bad that I wish he had gotten sick on a weekday instead of a Friday late afternoon when every good Doc in town is attempting to leave for the weekend?