Friday, March 16, 2012

No More Cast!

Jack finally got the cast off his leg today. We have been anxiously awaiting this day for awhile! His leg was SO stinky when they removed it. I couldn't wait to get him home and submerge him in water. He has had his arm in a brace for a little while but got to get rid of that today too. His leg will remain in a brace for 3 more weeks and then hopefully we will be able to ditch that too. Jack was SO excited to finally take a bath which is one of his favorite things to do. He really missed it. I took the cutest video of him in the bath tub, but then deleted it on accident. I am SO mad at myself about that. He spent about an hour in the tub, and when he got out, he had some of the cutest wrinkly feet I've ever seen. He now has to learn how to walk in the brace which is a bit tricky cause his leg is bent at a different angle. But I'm sure he'll get the hang of it, and soon enough I'll be chasing after him again.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Fun Day on the Farm

 Me and the boys went for a visit to Grandma and Papa's. They got to watch Papa on the tractor, play on the tractors and the bulldozers, and go check on the cows with Aunt Terry. After a yummy lunch that included some of Grandma's delicious fried chicken, the boys had fun hangin' out with Papa in the recliner, and listening to him make different animal sounds. Fun day with good memories.


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Another EMU Visit

Will's seizures started to increase in January, and despite changes in medication and adding different medicines/steroids, we haven't had any decreases. He has been having several in his sleep on most nights. He typically has 4-10 a night. They aren't very long or noticeable (most of the time), unless you're a paranoid Momma.

Will and I returned to Vanderbilt this afternoon for him to be admitted for a one night stay in their Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, EMU. We are here to make sure he doesn't have electrical status epilepticus during slow wave sleep, ESESS. That basically means that even though his body is able to rest his brain is not. This can result in cognitive impairments. Will always amazes me with how well he takes all the poking and prodding in stride. He is generally very patient and really tries his hardest to cooperate, but at the same time isn't shy about letting you know if he doesn't like something. He's a good mix of stubborn and agreeable. He has already fallen asleep and had a few seizures so I'm hopeful will know in the morning. So thankful to have a wonderful hospital so close to home.