Wednesday, January 02, 2008

2007 - what a year...

To sum up 2007 -
  • 5 ER visits
    • April 2nd - hit her head on the tv stand and cut her face above her left eye resulting in 5 stitches
    • October 20th - fell out of bed and cut her face above her right eye resulting in dermabond
    • October 24th - started wheezing in the middle of the night and was diagnosed with a severe case of croup
    • November 19th - fell down the basement steps resulting in a big knot on her forehead but luckily nothing else
    • November 30th - sick and acting very strangely and showing symptoms of possible adverse drug reaction but turned out to be some kind of virus
  • 1 minor surgery
    • March 8th - ear tubes (yeah - no ear infections ever since and this is after being on 6 rounds of antibiotics in 3 months)
  • Numerous trips to Chicago for her cranial molding helmet
    • Between January through June - about 13 trips to Chicago (though we did enjoy getting to spend more time with Aunt Erica, Uncle Ricky and their cat Sylvester)
  • Numerous EEGs (I have lost count but each one continues to look better than the last)
  • 2 trips to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore
    • April 15th - admitted for a week to start the ketogenic diet
    • July 17th - follow up visit
  • Several medication changes
    • January 18th - started clonazepam
    • February 2nd - started clobazam
    • February 2nd - stopped clonzaepam
    • February 14th - stopped depakote
    • April 15th - started ketogenic diet
    • May 14th - stopped zonegran
    • September 7th - started keppra
    • September 22nd - stopped keppra
    • September 27th - started weaning diet
    • November 10th -started 2nd round of depakote
  • Developmental progress
    • January - pulled herself to a standing position
    • January - started using pointer finger to push buttons
    • February - started crawling from one room to another
    • February - started walking with push toy
    • February - started cruising around furniture
    • April - took first steps without assistance
    • April - started climbing steps
    • May - took about 10 steps without falling
    • August - started using pointer finger to communicate what she wants
    • August - started babbling more
    • October - started putting objects in a container
    • November and December - so many it is hard to list everything...her development is at an all time high (I will post again soon with all the new things she is currently doing)
  • Last but not least...
    • 28 DAYS OF NO SEIZURES AND STILL COUNTING!!!
What a wonderful way to end 2007!!! Though, we almost ended up in the ER on New Year's Eve when Sophie tried to eat a glass ball ornament. Luckily, we caught her trying to do this before she had a chance to swallow anything. She had 2 pieces in her mouth which matched up perfectly to what was missing on the ornament. Sophie sure loves keeping up the drama. Happy New Year!!!

2 comments:

Great Aunt Barb said...

Sounds like the year is off to a great start. Hope the bumps are few and the mountains our Sophie climbs are many this year!!

Love,
Aunt Barb

gabriellefaith.com said...

Praying Sophie continues to remain seizure-free!

Kelly O'melia
North Carolina