2017 was a busy year. We celebrated birthdays, holidays and complishments all year long. We have adjusted to civilian life now with Chad being retired for over a year. I quit my job at the hospital in exchange for a much less stressful, higher paying, better hours position at the Naval clinic on base.
Chase has had a time with his seizures. We saw an uptick in the frequency and different times of seizure activity. And I think we saw our first Tonic Clonic seizure.
He had a sleep study done that came back clean thank god.
We have been trialing meds (Trileptal, Depakote, Keppra). We are weaning off depakote and adding Keppra has seemed to keep things at bay. We are being referred to UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill to see the Chief Pediatric Neurologist, Dr. Carney after Dr. B does not think Chase will out grow these seizures. Dr. B also suggested we look into a Vagal Nerve Stimulator (VNS). Chad and I feel we want to see what UNC Chapel Hill suggests and if both are with the same opinion then we will highly consider the surgery.
Troy is rocking it in 5th grade. He made Principals list for the first semester with all A’s. First time in his life. He’s always made honor roll so this was a very proud moment for him and his momma! He has also decided he wants to just keep with soccer. As much as I want both the boys to play baseball I knew one day Troy would not want to do it. Baseball seems to be his brothers sport. Troy is also really into Space. Like everything else in the past (I think he has a touch of Aspergers- which is a self diagnosis on my part), once he gets fixated on something he will know everything there is to know about it. I’m just glad we have moved past Thomas the Train fixation.
Emily is living at home and waitressing. She is still trying to figure out this whole adulting thing. She will turn 21 this year! Shocking I know! Wish I was turning 21 again.
So we will see what 2018 has in store for us. I have a feeling that big things will happen. Good and bad. But we will journey on.