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Monday, July 31, 2006


One of the weird things to happen this summer occurred to my eldest boy. He came home from his freshman year of college in May. Slowly over the next 6 weeks, he developed a twitch. This wasn't a minor twitch. He threw his right arm over his head (whalloping himself occasionally) and stamped his left foot. Now, at the end of July, the twitch has moderated/evolved to extending his right arm out and tensing his hand in an oddly contorted manner. We've seen beaucoup neurologists from local guys, to our priest's father, to Mayo Clinic, to Shands Hospital. He's been poked, prodded, scanned, and graphed. The consensus is that he has Tic Disorder. I've decided that that is medispeak for Idunnoitis. They think that in time it will pass. How much time is anyone's guess. The weirdest thing is that my son is totally unphased by it. His attitude is "Oh, okay. I've got a twitch." It must be nice to be that young and accepting.



Anonymous oldfatslow said...

Almost a year later now. He was home with some buddies over spring break. Saw nary a twitch. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow.

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