I took jake to the neurologist on Tuesday. It has been a long 3 months since our last appointment. Not much ever changes at these appointments....I ask questions, give Jake updates, he checks reflexes and such and we are on our way. Why then, do I count down the days in anticipation of the next appointment? I am not quite sure of the answer to this question.
With that being said, this appointment was a tad different than most. Usually, or at least , the past several appointments, I report that Jake is still having nocturnal tc's. Most of the time 2-5 a night, 3-5 times per week....blah, blah , blah. We then always agree to stay our course of treatment and hopefully the beast will decide Jake's brain is no longer taking renters.
This time though, Jake reported his news. Jake told Dr. H that he has not had a seizure since Thanksgiving Day! That's 3 months!!!Talk about giving thanks! Dr. H grinned an awesomely huge grin! I then, had nothing to tell him...nothing that is except, I had been called in for a teacher conference. Scared as I was, it was to be told Jake is doing GREAT! She informed me that since November his skills have really improved.....coincidence? Jake has also stopped taking his adhd medicine and is doing just fine! coincidence?
As you know, I have been MIA from blogging. As you also know, I am very superstitious. I have been extremely concerned and worried about sharing our good news, as I might "break the streak." So not only have I not told you guys, nor have I told family...even Matt.
Back in November, at our last appointment, I told/asked Dr. hernandez about starting some herbal supplements. He agreed, but suggested I try Bcomplex first, as it is cheaper. I tooled around a few days, until I finally was able to get to the store. I picked up a cheap bottle of B vitamins, gave them to Jake, thinking nothing of it. It is from that day, or one day after, that we have yet to see any seizures!
As you can imagine, I am on cloud nine! Just soaring! My cheeks hurt from smiling so much.
Sooooo, yesterday I sat in my office and was reliving my excitement with coworkers. About this time, a student came in speaking of some bird outside my classroom window. Yeah, yeah, bird, shirmerd....we go about our business and continue chatting away. Then another teacher I share my room with comes in and is grabbing her camera, as not only is there a bird outside our classroom window.....there is a Hawk. I instantly get chills and am motionless. I literally couldn't move.
Finally, when I compose myself, I race two doors down, sure enough, there, staring into our classroom, perched on the nearest branch towards the window, is the most beautiful, calm, baby hawk.
That hawk, supposedly had been there since I left from school to head the appointment the previous day. After I taught my lesson for the day, i turned to say goodbye to the sweet bird, and he was gone.
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God is good.
"He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has." - Epictetus
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