Friday, November 16, 2007

Fall colors

Another cold day in November. My favorite time of year. I love the colors on the trees and the cold wind.

The kids are getting over some sort of stomach bug. Abby went back to school today. I've been communicating with Mrs. V (Abby's teacher) about her seizure activity and subsequent lethargy and long naps she's been taking. Today they counted the startle episodes (myoclonic startles) that Abby had while at school... 24! No wonder the kid is knocked out and irritable.

She had 7 grand mal seizures Thursday. After she started having stomach symptoms and fever it explained the sudden increase. She actually had 3 of these during the night, which worried us. I kept a very close watch on her fever this time and treated it quickly.

We have an appointment with Dr. G (a general pediatric surgeon) about the Vagus Nerve Stimulation implant on November 29th. This will give us a chance to find out more about the procedure and to ask more questions.

It's getting to the point where we feel forced to do Something!

Josiah is getting so big. He grows more every day, and adds words to his vocabulary. He loves Abby and that is what we need to see these days.