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Saturday, April 16, 2005

Harry #1

To those of you who were at our Sunday School social, and those whom we called, thanks for your prayers. Harry is doing fine. For those of you who weren't there (and to fill in the details) here's what you missed...

The Lord truly had his hand on Harry (and us) tonight (Friday). We have a busy weekend of Little League and The Mom is supposed to work tomorrow (Saturday), so we decided it would be best if we skipped the social. We took the kids to dinner and when we got home, we told them that if they would get ready for bed, we could play a game before bedtime. We were playing Uno Attack. It got to be Harry's turn and he didn't seem to know it. We thought he was being silly or something (since he's the little joker in our family), so we tried to get him to crack, but he really didn't know what was going on. The Dad started grilling him with questions and threatened him with his life that if he was joking, it wasn't funny anymore. He knew where he was and everybody's name, but he couldn't remember what we ate for dinner or what Mike's puppet show at school was about today. He couldn't seem to follow my finger with his eyes, and that's when I got really concerned. Things progressed until he wasn't responding at all and his eyes looked vacant and staring at nothing in particular.

We got him to the hospital and that's when it really became evident that God was looking after us. About that time, our Sunday School class was praying at their social and he started to come around. A good friend of ours happen to be the triage nurse in the ER and she "expedited" the process of getting Harry checked out. (Basically, she moved Harry to the front of the line.) The Mom knew another nurse on duty, so between the two of them things moved about as fast as they could. Harry had blood work drawn and a CT scan. Our good friend (and pediatrician) and the ER doctor checked everything out. The blood work is fine and the CT looked fine.

Harry is feeling fine now and the doctor said that if he feels up to it and we're okay with it, he can participate in his opening day game and activities for T-ball. We'll see how that goes. We have anti-seizure medication to give him until we know more. At this point, we don't know if the medication will be long-term or not. Harry is scheduled for an EEG at 11:00 Monday and then will go see a neurologist for further treatment. We are anxious to find out what's going on.

Now, some history... We decided to reward the boys for good report cards by taking them out of school early for Diadeloso yesterday. When The Mom picked them up, Harry was complaining of a headache and was laying down just outside his classroom. The Mom gave him some Tylenol and he slept on the way to Baylor. By the time we had finished lunch, he was back to his normal self. He rode a horse and played football and did the blow up obstacle course among other things. Looking back now, though, we highly suspect that he had a seizure yesterday (Thursday) at school. Though we weren't there, the aftermath looked much the same and Harry's teacher mentioned that she called on Harry and he didn't respond, which is not typical for Harry.

We appreciate all the prayer and the offers to help with the kids (and our friends for taking Mike with them). Please pray that Harry will not have any more seizures and that we and the doctors can make good decisions about his treatment.

We'll keep you posted as we know more!


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