Friday, October 30, 2015

What's a microcephaly

 

Since my last post Breckin has been diagnosed with Microcephaly. Which literally means small head. I’m sure you are thinking. “ small head? Is that a real thing. Small head’s are cute!” , “think of the money you’ll save on hats!”.

 

Yes, it’s a real thing and yes he is cute. However, it does come with more problems than finding child size hats.

 

On Sept 2nd Breckin had a seizure. I had no idea a seizure could look like this. He wasn’t flopping around he was just sitting staring off. He could still respond to questions but I couldn't get him to move his head. That was probably the scariest day of my life. When my brother called me at first I thought Breckin was just nauseous. So I asked him to send me a video. When I saw the video all the blood in my body went straight to my feet. Honestly I don’t know how I kept it together but I managed to drive to my parents’ house pick up Breckin and my brother and then head to Urgent care. Apparently we were supposed to call 911. I guess we’re lucky that no damage was done. We ended up being transported via ambulance to Lucille Packard children’s hospital.

Seizures are part of the territory with microcephaly.

Since that time we’ve had Breckin on anti-seizure meds and he’s doing great. His head is still small but no seizures. 

The past few months have been full of doctor’s appointments and therapies and through it all Breckin has been a champ. 

He’s so strong, good natured and such a sweet heart. This kid kills me with how loving he is. 


Joe and I are so lucky to have him. 

2 comments:

  1. <3 Everyone who knows him is lucky to have him in their lives. Also, is that an ER picture?

    Love you guys!

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