Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Blessed and Seizure Free

New Years 2014
Yesterday marked a very special milestone.  My DS2, who many of you have prayed over and followed his story, hit the 2 year Seizure free mark.  I can't tell you how far in the future that seemed at one point.  There was so much fear that we would not see it...but yesterday was the day!

DS2 has really gone through a lot in the last two years, especially since we chose to go a somewhat non-traditional treatment route by going on the Modified Atkins Diet (version of the Ketogenic Diet.)  It is hard to be a kid on a very restrictive diet.  There are so many events that are food focused, particularly high carb food focused!  I am so proud of him and how well he has handled it all.  We have just weaned off the diet and so far, so good.

As Micheal in A Sound of Music, A Salute to the Tony Awards, The Center Players, NC

One really cool thing that came out of the last couple of years is my sweet boy discovered he had quite a talent for the stage.  It has been such a great experience for him as he has had to make adjustments in his life. He found an escape from much worry and stress through performing. I am so proud of him.
Temps & Tops, Salute to the Tony Awards, The Center Players, Elizabeth City, NC
As Sebastian in The Mermaid, Impact Children's Theatre, Florence, SC
I feel so blessed!
If you are not familiar with my DS2's story and you want to know more, catch up HERE.

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.
~Psalm 136:1
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  1. That is so wonderful! I remember the first time you posted about it and it was so scary, even for us who only "know" you through the blog!
    I noticed on your profile it says you are in Clemson, is this true? If it is I would love to try to meet up sometime when I am up at the cabin in Westminster!

  2. Michelle, this is wonderful news. I have thought about him often and it's great to know he's doing so well.

  3. LOVE this post! That he's seizure-free and that he's discovered such a FUN & enriching passion!!!

    I'm glad you mentioned weaning off the diet, b/c I was going to ask if that needed to be a life-long lifestyle change or something that you could back off on.

    (PS - No more Edenton?)

  4. What a great read. I remember your posts about the seizures. I'm glad your son has recovered, found a great hobby on the stage, and can wean off the diet a bit.

  5. Aren't we the happiest when our kids are happy? Congratulations on a big milestone!


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