2003-04-20

First Easter

Today is Hailey’s first Easter. She is spending it in Thorndale, Texas with her Grandmothers, and Great Grandparents.

The Discovery Channel has a program called Houston Medical that is a real-life medical drama centered around the activities and patients at the Texas Medical Center, on Friday night the episode, on the Discovery Health Channel, chronicled a boy with severe epileptic seizures. His seizures required him to have brain surgery to remove the affected portion of his brain. The neurosurgeon was the doctor that Hailey saw a few weeks back. They also had the doctor that Hailey should be seeing not to long from now. The boy was being observed at the same epilepsy study center where she will be staying.

The program showed the boy’s trip to the hospital, the observance of his seizures, the implantation of the sterile electrode grid, and the removal of the affected portion of his brain.

They followed up with the boy to show his progress. His seizures had almost completely gone away and he was able to resume a more normal child’s lifestyle which included playing baseball and riding the regular school bus with his friends.

As of Friday night, Hailey is sleeping in her own bed. The monitor works well and we can hear her as soon as she wakes up. We don’t have to worry about rolling over onto her while we are sleeping. I have only gotten out of bed two or three times to go make sure she is still breathing.

Hailey may be teething. The drolling slobbering and willingness to gum anything near her mouth has started. This may mean that teeth are on there way.

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