Brayden had a rough day yesterday, a fever and too many seizures. The seizures seemed to be non-stop. We gave him a dose of Diastat (the emergency rectal seizure medication). He pooped just a few minutes after giving it. Oh great, did it do any good? We called the Children's on-call neurologist, for fear that we may be heading into the ER. Thankfully Brayden settled down and slept well last night.
After his morning bath, he found his favorite resting place, daddy's lap. I went into the kitchen to get breakfast ready. Jeremy called me back into the room, "You have to come see this."
Brayden has been working hard to explore with his hands, trying to find his mouth or feel things around him. His left hand is used more often and becoming more useful to him. His movements are not necessarily intentional or coordinated but slowly getting better. His occupational therapist started working with him on reaching. She also suggested that we name what Brayden is doing. We say, "Getting in your chair, in your bed, washing your face..." to let him know what is happening. This can facilitate his learning and understanding, especially since his vision is extremely impaired.
The video is Jeremy asking him to do something and he responds! His hand movements are intentional. We have tried this several times today with great success! Our little one is doing big things. We wait and pray for moments like these.