Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Quick update

I thought I'd give you a quick update because Annie has taken a leap in the right direction! Since about Saturday, she has really perked up--the droopiness, drooling, lethargy, and seizures are almost gone. Today she only had 2 seizures--both in the morning--and wow, has she been chatty and demanding. What a huge change from a week ago.

I had her in to get her VNS ramped up last week--the neuro nurse increased the power and also the timing, so that it is firing every 3 minutes instead of every 5. We also slightly decreased one of her seizure meds that had been increased in the ER a few weeks ago. The combination of these things, and answers to YOUR prayers have brought about some very encouraging progress.

It seems she is trying so hard to say words--her nurse mentioned that today, too. Please keep praying that God restore her speech and make all the seizures go away.

Thanks so much!



Anonymous said...

This is wonderful news! Thank you, God! Yay, Annie!
Carolyn Kidwell

Anonymous said...

Way to go Annie and everybody!!
Yay God!!!!!
Thanks for the frequent updates (but don't worry, we don't expect 'em).

Love and prayers,

Terri W

Dusty said...

Awesome progress! Congratulations!

:) Dusty

Gretchen said...

Doin' the wave for God over here. Awesome news, Jean. Can't wait to see His plans continue to unfold.

Gretchen said...

Lurve that you said, "LEAP" in the right direction. Yaaaaay.

Meg said...

I'm sure this is also related to you giving her more of the cortisone more often.

Well done!

Jean said...

Thank you, Carolyn, Terri, Gretchen, Dusty & Meg--she is still doing well today, although I counted 3 seizures....but still doing very well. I'm back down to regular dose hydro...she almost is acting like she's getting too much, if that's possible. Sometimes she alternates between happy and sad within a 30 second span. Weird. But, very chatty, smiling, more sounds...all good.

Anonymous said...


Tanya W.