Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Quick Update on Cassius

If you've been around for a while, you may recall that this little guy had a rough start.  We learned when he was newborn that he'd had a stroke before he arrived and that he had some significant brain damage.  The doctors indicated that movements requiring balance (sitting, crawling, walking...) would be extremely difficult for him, if he could figure them out at all.  At 11 days old he was referred to First Steps for therapy - he was delayed in some of his early skills, now at 2.5 years (and 4 days) old, he has defied every prediction they made for him.  God is good.
About a month ago I recognized some behaviors that looked like they might indicate he is having seizures - not obvious things like he's laying on the floor with convulsions - blank stares for long periods.  These have been increasing and with my very active little boy, I take notice of those episodes.  

We were able to get an appointment with his neurologist very (VERY) quickly.  I was amazed at how well they got us in.  Yesterday morning we talked with her for a while.  She agrees he is certainly at risk for seizures, but she can't be sure if that's what they are, without having one recorded on an EEG.  

In the near future we'll be taking this guy in for another EEG to get a "baseline" - for now she wants us just to monitor him.  If it becomes more frequent she'll order a longer test that will make it clear whether these episodes are seizures.

For now, friends, please say some prayers for this mama and her sweet boy.


  1. Sending Prayers for you and your family!

  2. absolutely I will be praying for you!