"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
   Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Deuteronomy 31:8

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Luella is doing GREAT!

It's not often I get to send a positive email about how Luella is doing, but things are going GREAT! We are now TWO WEEKS SEIZURE FREE. We haven't gone this long since early March. Back on March 9th Luella's total seizure count was at 8, two weeks ago when she had her last seizure it was at number 43! She had been having 1 to 2 seizures a week and leading up the the big seizure two weeks ago - she had seizures on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. So to go TWO WEEKS without a seizure is a BIG deal! Luella started Depakote in the hospital two weeks ago and it appears to be the right drug for her! We are SO thankful to finally have found something that works for her. And we pray it continues to work!! 
We had planned on starting Luella on the Ketogenic Diet on July 25th, that date got pushed back to August 8th. Depending on how Luella does over the next week - if she continues to be seizure-free - we might cancel the start of the diet and just see how the Depakote works. The diet isn't easy and we were even contemplating waiting awhile to make sure Luella could be successful on the diet. So... we'll see how the next week goes!! 
Thanks for all your continued prayers!!

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