After all that went on last night, Mike was finally able to get a good night’s sleep. He went to sleep shortly after 10 and didn’t wake up till it was medicine time. It looks like we have a reasonable idea as to why the seizures occurred yesterday. Mike’s dilantin levels were very low, probably due to the antibiotics affecting it somehow. They have put him on a different medication for seizures and a very high dose of dilantin today. He has had occupational therapy and is at physical therapy right now, and everything appears to be going well.
Dr. Meyer was in this morning and was very encouraging. He said that he goes longer between visits at this point so that he can see improvement, and he definitely did this morning. This was in spite of Mike having seizures last night, followed by lots of medication. He was also pleased to see the movement in his arm and leg. Dr. Meyer is now making comments about ending up excellent function in both limbs, which is really a strong word from him. He also said that hopefully Mike will be able to be entirely off seizure medication after a year or so. Mike was also happy about that.
A friend of our posted the following verse on the blog, and this is what was going through my mind last night.
James 1:2-6 2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith,
That’s at least part of what this whole ordeal is about, perfecting our faith. And hopefully the faith of our children and other family members and friends and who knows who else. So we’ll just keep trying to count it all joy!