Tuesday, May 15, 2012
We had high hopes that when Britten's skull surgery was completed that he would show much improvement. We are learning every day that this is going to be a marathon in recovery, just like they had told us. Since surgery Britt has started developing seizure like episodes. On Sunday they started becoming more frequent and extreme. It was a long and exhausting day, of trying to calm him as we worried. The Neuro's were called in and they are doing a EEG test on him. They have place 27 electrodes and wires to his head, so they can monitor the brain activity for seizures. The past 2 days we have been sitting by his bed-side trying to calm him as we get him through these episodes. We hope that they will know more tomorrow, so they will know how to treat and help him. Britten's eye sight still seems to come and go and the episodes seems to effect them. On the positive note... Therapys are improving and going well. He physically is improving every day. Britt is becoming stronger and moving better, and his PT says he will have him out playing basketball soon! If we look back at each week, we can notice improvement, even when more obstacles are placed before him. Britten is now struggling with the realization of what has happened to his life. It is heart-breaking as his parents to go through this with him, trying to reassure him to "trust in God" and all will work out. I will pull out his journal with some of "His" favorite quotes and read them to him. One of his favorites is a very long poem, titled "The Race". I would like to share the last little bit with you. And now when things seem dark and hard, and difficult to face, The memory of that little boy, Helps me in my race. For all of life is like that race, With ups and downs and all, And all you have to do to win, Is rise each time you fall. "Quit! Give up! You're beaten!". They still shout in my face. But another voice within me says, Get up and win the race! -Delbert L. Bromberg. Britt has always had such a strong determination and will, and We know that he will get up each time he falls. Britten has always placed great faith and trust in the Lord, and we know The Lord will bless him to find joy and happiness. We pray that we can have the same strength, that Elder Schenk has.