300Brady has been seizure free for 300 days! It was exactly one year ago that he was released from the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and what a difference a year makes. Brady has had only one seizure since starting the new medication and thankfully he gulps down his Keppra twice a day with no complaints.
It's hard to explain the shift in our quality of life over the past year. Brady used to have what we called his good days about once a week. He was happy and content the whole day and we would take him to the park, the store or a restaurant without much worry. The rest of the time he would seem to be in some sort of distress. He was irritable and tired and seemed sensitive to loud noises. We babied him on those days and prayed he wouldn't seize. I think he must have had horrible headaches a lot of the time.
Today he pops out of bed every morning with a huge grin and goes about the business of being a 3-year old boy. He is obsessed with vehicles - the bigger or louder the better. He loves wrestling, TV and stroller rides to the park, In N Out, or Barnes & Noble. He loves going to school and playing with Jessica in the afternoons. He adores other kids and doggies he sees in the neighborhood.
(giving Mom directions to the park)
Brady is thriving physically and is a pro at walking now. There is less and less carrying and more hand holding. So much has happened that I thought might never be possible. With all of the strides Brady has made there are certainly new issues that have popped up. We now need to turn our attention to his behavior and the fact that he has regressed over the past year with respect to speech and sign language. But I am thankful that we are able to focus on other areas proactively rather than just surviving each day.
Look at this kid. Not a care in the world - just as it should be.