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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Has it really come to this?

We have arrived at a point in Evan's treatment that I had really hoped we wouldn't come to. We have been dealing with some serious aggression issues with Evan lately. He has been very disobedient and contradictory and pugnacious. Logic and threats don't work. It just has to run its course. This takes much longer than expected.

I know that many (if not all) of you will not believe this. He seems to be able to control himself when he is with others, but if you’ll have to trust me that he has become unbearable at home. Bedtime has been torture- for all of us.

We think (I guess hope, at this point), that it is a side-effect of his medication. Yes-- the same medicine that we worked so hard to train him to swallow. As a result, Dr. R wants to admit him for an extended EEG (I’m not sure what the official term is) that will last 48-72 hours. He will be admitted to the hospital and will be videoed, in addition to being hooked up to the EEG machine. So, we don’t really know what that means as far as being able to move around the hospital, etc. They will adjust his medicine while there to see how he responds.

In addition, he just told me at dinner that he has had seizures at school. If he has, then they have been slight enough that teachers have not noticed, otherwise we would have heard from them.

He will miss school on Friday. He will miss being with Meme & Papaw Friday night and Saturday. He will miss the Baylor/Samford football game on Saturday. I think what I am most upset about, though, is that he will miss the First Grade Bible presentation on Sunday morning. That, obviously, is a once-in-a-lifetime event.

At this point, he wants me to go with him, though that could change.

Please pray for patience for Evan and peace for Regina and me as we go through this procedure and seek to find the best medical route. We don’t know what that will be at this point, but sometimes just dealing with the seizures is the best option over medicine and its side effects.


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