Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Josh passed the EEG with flying colors. We had hoped to
visit the ICU at Paoli after the test but we were delayed
almost 2 hours due to an unrelated emergency in the testing area.
We look forward to contacting the ICU to determine what would be the best
way and time to "visit."
So, Josh is off the anti-seizure meds now which should help his
memory and his energy level. We are starting to see a noticeable
improvement in his memory retention from one day to the next. His sense
of humor is recovered in full form. I was apparently nagging him
about something the other day and he said, "I'm not deaf. I only
have a brain injury." Yes our teenager is back.
We will try to keep up the blog with major events
and good pictures from time to time.
We want to again thank everyone from Paoli Hospital,
Bryn Mawr Rehab, Caln Police Department, the First Responders,
our family and friends and everyone who has helped Josh or is following
him on his journey back to health. Thank you for your support!
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Josh went back to Paoli for his EEG workup. Everything appears
to be within parameters to discontinue his anti-seizure medication.
This would eliminate a medication which among the side effects include
drowsiness and forgetfulness, 2 issues we are already battling with the TBI.
However, we will wait until the neurologist reads the report and
we meet with Josh's Dr. next Wednesday.
Josh's memory continues to improve in surprising ways. He remembers
interesting conversations and events and forgets the mundane. Maybe that is a blessing for now.
Here is an interesting article on a TBI survivor.
Until next time...