October 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Word from the Doctor - [The Papa]

This is the latest word since the last news post.

Since Harris' episode at school we made it into see his doctor on Tuesday.  The doctor thinks Harris most likely had a seizure.  When Harris was very hyperactive that in itself could have been part of continued seizure activity.

Nov 12th Harris goes in for a sleep deprived EEG.  That may shed more light on what happened with Harris.

Harris Flying a Kite

In the meantime we just go on as usual.  Harris hasn't visibly shown any signs that anything out of the ordinary ever took place.

Thanks for your continued prayer and support.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Latest Excitement - [The Papa]

It's been quite a long time since we've had anything traumatic happen with Harris.  Yesterday we got one of those calls no parent wants to get.  Mama got a call from the school nurse informing her that Harris had fallen and had stopped breathing for 30 - 40 seconds.  When Mama got there Harris was still quite shaky and weak from the ordeal.  I met up with them at the hospital and at that time Harris had totally switched and was hyperactive which is uncharacteristic of his normal compliant behavior.

They did a CT scan and blood work at the ER and didn't turn up any cause.  It could simply be that he fell and it knocked the wind out of him and his lungs weren't strong enough to breathe before he passed out.  Or from the description of the ordeal from his teacher Harris could have had some sort of seizure.

Harris and Mama at the lake

The next step is to set up an appointment with a pediatric neurologist and do some further tests.  In the meantime we need to watch Harris close and most importantly pray.

Thank you all for your continued prayer and support!  Every day God gives us the strength to carry on.

"So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most." Hebrews 4:16 (NLT)

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