We got to go to Indy! I was so afraid of having to cancel because of illness...but Suzy improved through the day last Sunday, so we hit the road. I will let the pictures tell the highlights of the trip we made.
Of course the reason for the trip was to go to Jack's neurologist appointment. Everything looks good for him, and our Dr. had encouraging things to say. Dr. McGuire is a such a genuine & sincere doctor. She loves her job and kids, you can tell that by how she interacts with Jack and our other kids. I love her sense of humor and her down to earth personality. She told us that statistics show when kids like Jack who have a normal MRI (meaning no masses or cysts on the brain) but an abnormal EEG is abnormal (meaning a tendency towards seizures -with no explanation of why they happen) Usually there is a 50%-60% chance that the child will outgrow them. She also encouraged us by telling us when the seizure happens in the front of the brain, like Jack's~ there is a better chance of outgrowing then. Also his prognoses is good, because he does well at being seizure free on only one medicine and on a low dose of the medicine he takes. All things that remind me how much I have to be thankful for. He has been seizure free for 10 months! Praise God! So for right now he will stay on his current dosage and re-visit the neurologist in 6 months. Jack will need to be seizure free for 2 years before the Dr. will take him off of medicine. So very much to be thankful for this Christmas season. My heart is completely full, for healthy children that are asleep in their beds tonight and seizures that are a distant memory.
While in Indy at Cracker Barrel for breakfast...
William: "Are we going to pray? I know it's going to be embarrassing but we gotta do it."
Donovan: "William it's not embarrassing. This is a Christian nation, lots of people pray."
William: "o.k. well let's do it."