Lots of exciting news and events over the past two weeks…
Earle had a sleep test and spinal tap scheduled at Emory on the 23rd to get some more research on Kline Leven Syndrome. A few days before the test, he had to stop all his medicine to get an accurate measurement of his blood and protein levels. The good and bad news was that he got sick the day he went of the medicine… bad because he feel asleep, good because we know that the medicine must be helping in some way.
After a few boxes of cookie crisp and a few thousand nerds we headed up to Emory to drop him off. They hooked him up to the machines and he did what he does best, slept.
The next morning we made the trip back up to pick him up. I walked in to find they had turned him into a mummy.
They waited until I arrived to do the spinal tab and the blood work, lucky me. He did such a great job considering he was sleepy sick.
It was a long weekend but the tests were run and a few more boxes of cereal were eaten.
As always some of the things that come out of his mouth during this time never surprise me. Here is a snapshot of living with a real live Rip Van Winkle…
· To the Korean doctor at Emory- “You got pretty skin. Can I touch it?” and “Does your daddy own Kia?”
· To Dr. Rye during the blood work as he takes off the band on his arm “Let’s do this another day, okay?”
· As I walked by the bathroom, while he was taking a bath I hear this song- “I’m in Jamica Mon, I’m in Jamica man.”
· Tell Andrea and Whitfield bye” Bye raaaatard!”
It is always a interesting time to say the least with spiritual lessons along the way.
He is up and feeling better!