Henry's seventh EEG showed no seizures. Although this was fantastic news, the fact that we had witnessed six seizures in the hours leading up to the test tainted any sense of relief. We did not witness any seizures during the EEG, and our neurologist assured us that the coalescence of electrographic and observed seizures is a positive sign, albeit a nerve-racking one. We increased the dose of his seizure medicine (Keppra) by 25%, and we have not seen a seizure since. Henry will likely be on this medicine until at least his first birthday.
Henry continues to receive frequent therapy and checkups. He weighed 15 pounds 3 ounces at his pediatric appointment last Friday, and he is 27.5 inches long. This puts him in the 99% for length. He is about to grow out of his carseat! His head circumference is in the 25%, so our concern about that has diminished greatly. (It had previously measured in the 5%.)
Henry is now breastfeeding for every meal. We are making arrangements to return/donate all of our tube-feeding supplies!
Henry's next major appointment is March 30 with the Chicago Lighthouse. Henry may soon be donning spectacles.
Although he doesn't quite grin ear-to-ear, Henry does reward us with occasional half smiles.