Took her to the pediatrician today, praying for an ear infection, strep throat, anything to explain the weird, stimmy, scripty, hyper, fussy behavior. The doctor in the practice that we like best (shout out to JC!) wasn't there, so we saw a doc we haven't seen since last summer. First of all, no ear infection, no strep, but he did confirm one of my hopes: a little virus. Last week the bird broke out in hives and then the next day she had massive diarrhea. Funny story, she had massive diarrhea (in her pants) and as I walked her to the bathroom, with every step, more and more came out of the bottom of her pants. There was a trail on the way to the bathroom. It was awesome. Anyway, looks like it was a little virus that's still hanging on. I'm really, really, really hoping I can blame all the crazy behavior and "turbulence" (thanks Penny!) on a little virus.
Whatever. My most compelling reason to post something tonight is that this particular doctor (who we haven't seen in 9 months), was pretty impressed with the bird. He said this was "the most interactive he'd ever seen her." Hmmm... and this was NOT a good day, she was super duper stimmy in that office, and just plain old 'off'. I felt better for the rest of the day. Still going on the assumption that this is temporary and she'll be "back" soon. Real soon. (please please please please please please please please!!!!)