In 2011, it is one of my resolutions to stay connected with family and friends and share important moments in our daily lives with each of you... hopefully this will give you a glimmer into our home, see our children grow, and be involved in our journey during the year.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Just when you thought it would be an ordinary day... another seizure

It started as any regular Monday morning with conference calls, catching up with emails from the weekend, laundry, and the children playing with Milly. The boys are always excited to see Milly after the weekend. Chase has a pretty regular routine. He usually walks with Milly and the boys to school in the morning. Then he has breakfast, takes his medication, and watches Handy Manny and Mickey Mouse.

Since we have returned from Oregon, he loves to play with a deck of playing cards. He passes them back and forth to Milly. Then usually it is time to play with his Woody and Buzz characters from Disney World.

Knox usually takes a nap around 10 am and then it is snack time for Chase. For lunch on Monday we had left overs from the roast the night before. I put the left overs in a casserole dish with a crust topping similar to a chicken pot pie. It was very good... Chase however only wanted to eat the carrots.

Just after lunch, Chase laid down for a nap and Knox woke up from his. Wills came home from school and started on his homework. Milly played with Knox on the floor with his new toys from Christmas.

So just when I thought the day would be just like any ordinary Monday, Chase had a seizure at 2:22 pm in the playroom. The seizure lasted four minutes. He has fully recovered and is back to his regular self. The seizures take a lot out of him and he slept for several hours afterwards. When he came out of this seizure he cried... it was so sad. He wasn't hurt but I think he is now starting to understand what is happening and it is a scary experience. The seizure wasn't as violent as ones in the past but his whole body still jerked around and he had rapid eye movement which turned into him staring to the left. I held him the rest of the day and by 7pm he was back to playing and running around.

So it has been over three months since his last seizure. This is the first one since starting depakote and I thought we had everything under control. We will have a follow up appointment in Los Angeles in February at the Children's Hospital. They may need to adjust his medication. We will keep you updated.

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