Sunday, January 13, 2013

1 Year...

Today marks our 1 year seizure free mark.  Although it isn't the much looked forward to 2 year mark...it is a good day.  Last year at this time, I was in an emergency room with DS2 after he had experienced another, (albeit different type),  seizure and we were waiting to see a pediatric neurologist.  Today he is spending the afternoon on the golf course with his Dad and big brother.God is good.

It has been an interesting year, as I have learned more than I ever wanted to know about brains and seizures.  The word epilepsy has become a regular part of my vocabulary. We chose to forgo medications and try the Modified Atkins Diet (a more moderate approach to the Ketogenic Diet) to treat the seizures.  Seemingly we have been rewarded and my son is doing well.

This year has changed me in ways I couldn't have imagined.  I suppose it has changed our whole family.  Some of those changes have been been good, some not so good. I still have a huge amount of anxiety over even the smallest of details but I am slowly getting better.  DS2 is pretty patient with me and my "mama drama" and my other children seem to (for the most part) understand why I am so concerned.  I continue to struggle to balance the overprotective instinct with DS2's need to grow and handle things on his own.   It is a new season for us and I try to be Thankful to God for His mercy and that my family is still all together
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8 comments:

Kim Reese said...

So happy that y'all are half way there!!!!! Nothing like trying to protect them and let them free at the same time!!! XOXO, Kim

Michelle said...

Congrats for being seizure free for a year. I hope you do make it to the 2 year mark!!!!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

This is such exciting news! And I don't blame you for being "drama mama"- it just shows how much you care!

Lori said...

Wonderful post! I thought of you when I saw the attached post. http://tatteredstyle.blogspot.com/2013/01/corbin-artist.html

They live a few blocks from us and this kid is amazing.

The City Boy said...

so awesome! Heres to another year of health!

Ruth said...

That is such a wonderful moment to celebrate.

Sues said...

PRAISE!!!!! I think this is a wonderful milestone! What a year, huh??? ♥

Carol said...

Bless your heart, Michelle. I totally understand your struggle with the stress of it all. As mothers, I think we tend to be much more vigilant in general, but especially when there has been physical or emotional challenges in our families. I commend you for keeping it together and allowing your young son to experience life. It would be so easy to want to place him in a "protective bubble," but you just can't do that. I think you are doing great, and congratulations on this one-year anniversary.

Carol