Monday, March 17, 2008
He's a "Wee Bit Irish"
Happy St. Patty's Day!! We went to the St. Patty's Day parade in Baton Rouge with the Heckert's this weekend. A lot of the parade riders thought Braden and his little hat were too cute. He even caught some beads on his own with his foot:-)
Jackson enjoyed most of the parade. He liked playing with the little hat, but he sure didn't like wearing it, you'll have to agree when you see the picture. Although he is crying crocodile tears, I tell you this picture makes me laugh out loud. He is such a little character.
We got two test results back from Texas Children's. The ionic transfer and microray tests were negative, which is good news, but still leaves us without a diagnosis. We are still waiting on one more to come back, so we will keep you posted. We met with the neuro, and he agreed that maybe it was time to get Braden off of at least one of his epileptic meds, to see if it helps him perk up a little bit without triggering more seizures (oh the joys of epilepsy). In 8 weeks we hope to have taken him off the Keppra altogether, leaving us with the zonegran and the clonazepam. Pray that this new regimen will accomplish both goals for Braden!!
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Well this weekend we will be celebrating Easter with the Heckert's at their annual crawfish boil. We plan to bring the traditional northern honey-baked ham:-) We should have some cute pics of the boys next week with their bunny ears on, so check back with us soon!