Monday, June 22, 2009

Asher Update

We are just about ready to leave the house for the morning....perfect time to do a post right!?! It's off to the chiropractor for the family's adjustments and then we are heading over to Asher's neurologist to have his EEG done. Good news about today is that if the scan test doesn't show any seizure activity then we are going to try to have him weened off his anti-seizure meds. I'm really pushing for him to be drug free as soon as possible. All of the side effects to those meds, on top of the physical burden they are on a little body all equals bad in my eyes. Now I'm all for something that he honestly and truly needs, but I'm pretty sure he doesn't need the phenobarbitol or the antibiotics (which are only as a precaution anyways) and I would rather have him off of them.

So, hopefully I'll be able to post a happy blog about another med biting the dust...incrementally, since it will take 2 months to fully ween him off. But, thank God, it's a step in the right direction for my healthy little guy.

Tomorrow we go in for his oral motor/speech therapy to help his "sucking" muscles get ready to eat, and then follow up with his cardiologist to have another eco-cardiogram. Please be in prayer that his aorta has grown and has gotten better. We really don't want to have him go through another open heart surgery...and this will be one of the determining factors.


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