Owen also had his first day of school on Wednesday. He hadn't seen his teachers in 2 and a half months, and boy, has he come a long way (in our eyes anyways) since last May. Let me compare last May to now:
LAST MAY: Could not sit independently, was only babbling once in a great while, smiled but not very often, had a little trouble with lethargy, and had on average 8-13 seizures just at school alone
NOW: Sitting independently!!!! This just happened in the last week or so. He hasn't been able to do this since shortly after he started having seizures almost 2 years ago. Pretty amazing stuff to us. Babbling? Oh yeah, CONSTANTLY. We can't get the kid to stop talking and go to sleep, which is part of the problem we're facing at the moment. Owen also smiles and laughs ALL THE TIME now. All it takes is a little bouncing or a funny joke, and he's cracking up. Owen is just overall reacting meaningfully to stimuli in his environment, which is something he hasn't done consistently for years now, if ever really. As for the seizures, they have decreased drastically but still need some work. He only had ONE seizure at school today!!!! Owen has started two new meds since the end of school. He started Depakote in June, which--in my opinion--gets much of the credit for all of these great improvements. He also started Chlobazam last night....we'll see how it goes. As of now, it's too soon to tell any difference. We are for now hanging on to the small positives we see out of Owen hoping for more to come...after all, they are HUGE positives to us!
|Owen on his first day of school...the sun was really bright and he didn't want to look up at the camera. He looked good for the ladies though:)|
|Owen's new preschool classmates...sorry the picture is so small, but the bigger size is too blurry. Owen is sitting up on his own too, good job Owen!|