January 24, 2013

Two years.

That's how long it's been since my baby has had a seizure.

Two years ago this month, I watched my six month old have a full blown Grand Mal seizure in my arms and there was nothing I could do about it. It was the most scariest thing I've ever witnessed as a mother.

It was like time had stopped and I held him like that for hours, when in reality it was only about a minute or two long.

Tucker had a pretty rough time with medical issues in his first year of life. I spent a lot of time sleeping on hospital couches with him.

When he was six weeks old, he was hospitalized for high fever and had to have a spinal tap. 
A. Spinal. Tap.
And I heard him scream.

At four months, he was diagnosed with Complex Partial Seizures.
He's had to have MRI's, CT Scans, and surgery (for another reason).
You can read all about my poor Tucker man's medical history here, here, and here.

But today marks an awesome new start.
Not one seizure in two years. And I'm hoping never again, but there's always the chance they could come back later in life.

He goes to LeBonheur Children's Hospital for checkups every so often.
We saw his Neurologist yesterday and he said he wants to do a few more tests and if they check out, Tucker should be off his medication by this summer!

We go to Memphis next week for the EEG test.
LeBonheur has been so good to us, and I haven't had to worry about him once when he was there.
But I sure will be one happy Momma if we never have to go back!

Thank you for all the prayers and happy thoughts sent our way throughout those difficult times two years ago (for those who have known about it).

Tennessee Honey


Amanda Schroeder said...

That really is so so scary! I'm so glad he's okay. He's such a cutie.

Kelsey Homolka said...

Congrats to him! Ohh how exciting, I hate hearing of little ones suffering!

Chris said...

Congrats to that cutie pie of yours! I've seen someone close to me have a seizure before and it was terrifying... I can't imagine watching a baby go through that. I pray for a healthy future for that sweet babe!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! :)

Mrs Hurley said...

That is incredible!! I'm so happy for you! What a blessing he is!!