Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Brain Frustration

So, for the last 2 weeks now Hewitt has had a slight increase in seizures. It started with one big one and then he's been having drops about 5-10 times a day again. Sometimes they're not as violent as they used to be, and then sometimes they're really hard. He's really resisting wearing his helmet again because he hasn't had to wear it for a while, but now we need him to for his safety. The first week I thought he was fighting a virus, Titus had a really bad cold. But, now on the second week of this I'm not sure what's going on. We talked about taking gluten out, but it isn't a noticeable trigger like the other two diet changes. So, I think I'm going to need to start a food journal and be really committed to recording everything that's going on so we can look for some patterns somewhere. He's been really onry again, but then also very sweet on the upside of things. I don't want to have to do introduce any new meds, so I'm praying that God would show me something else that we can do here to help him.

On a different note, below is a link to an article that was just released about causes of epilepsy. It's a study done in Italy and is talking about the immune response. It's really encouraging because so many of our parents can see this obvious change in our children's seizures when their immune systems are compromised, but without much explanation from the Dr.'s. This makes sense and it's exciting to think they might have a new method of treatment in the future.

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