~seizure FREE me~

~seizure FREE me~

Friday, October 8, 2010

A glimpse

This is a video of Atty before his magic diet...during his various medications...struggling for normality. Sorry it's sort of a long video, I was trying to get one of the drop attacks on that day. They had just started and they were terrifying and I wanted his doctors to clearly see what was going on. This by far was a mild day, I don't have a lot of video of the harder days. Those days are a blur. Doctors appointments are so short that I think it's a good idea to tape your concerns if you can. It was a valuable thing for me because he had so many different kinds of seizures at that time. I could talk about them but unless he had one in the office they didn't really know clearly what I was talking about. Atty had a great doctor who was willing to sit and watch videos in order to truly understand what was going on. When I watch this video, and the others that I have, it chokes me up. I have to fight the tears that threaten to spill. To see him fighting so hard. How brave. In almost every video he smiles at me no matter how bad it is.

I am so thankful for how far he has come and he continues to make grand advances as the days march on. With out his Modified Atkins for seizures diet I feel certain I would still be looking at the same little boy in this video. Or worse. The effects of that would have been devastating to him and our family. Four months of none stop seizures was more then enough...It sounds like a short period of time now, but it felt never ending then.


Kat said...

The video isn't pulling up for me. I'll try again later.

Four months sounds like LOOOOOooooonnnngg time to be suffering from seizures. Especially for a little kid. I can't imagine what that must have been like for you to watch.
And just think, you are the one that saved your boy. YOU. You knew what was best. You fought for his doctors to listen to you. And you were RIGHT. :)

Lisa said...

what an absolute sweet little boy you have. :) I teared up too, and just wanted to hug him tight!