In the middle of all this, A.J. had an unexpected medical issue come up. To understand the July incident, I have to tell you about a playground incident that happened back in May. A.J. and several classmates were playing kickball, and after A.J. kicked it, a boy we'll call David picked him up, and then dropped him. He landed on his chin, and promptly blacked out. He came to just seconds later, complained of pain in his leg, and soon thereafter was whisked up to the school in a wheelchair (which terrified his classmates). He sat in the office the rest of the day, while the staff tried to get a hold of somebody to pick him up. I was on an airplane, and Aaron was working at home, rather than the office. By the time either of us saw him, he seemed totally fine, and even told me the story himself when the boys came to pick me up from the airport. So, since he was back to normal, we didn't take him to the doctor.
Then, on July 4th, he and Aaron spent about 45 minutes playing basketball outside. When they came in for lunch, he proudly told me how he had beaten Aaron 88-86. He turned to go use the bathroom and collapsed in front of the bathroom door. We took him to the doctor the next day, who said that these incidents are likely not fainting spells, but seizures. So, she sent us to a neurologist who put him through a CT scan and an EEG. All exams came back normal, which is good, but we still don't know the actual cause of the events. So, while we hope they never happen again, we don't know what the future holds. We'll be letting the school know so they can be prepared.
Now you know what exciting things we've been doing, how bout you?