When we accepted Mia's referral we knew that she had a history of seizures and developmental delays. At the time she was 2 and a half and standing with support. She could crawl quickly and walk with help. There were many unknowns about her condition. We talked with doctors and were given the best and worst case scenarios. It was scary to think about all of the "what ifs." I remember telling Justin that I could not say "no" to a list of maybes and what ifs." We knew she was our daughter and that we would do whatever it took to get her home and get her the help she needed when she got here.
We knew that she would need an EEG and MRI when she got home. Last week we got the results and we are praising the Lord that they were both normal!!! Mia has not had a seizure in at least 8 months, maybe longer. She has been on seizure medication since she was a baby. Since she is doing so well and her EEG looked normal we are going to attempt to wean her off of the medication. This makes me happy and fearful at the same time. We are praying that she will remain seizure free without her medication.
The MRI also looked good and for that we are so thankful!! Her neurologist does believe she has a mild case of cerebral palsy, but he is very optimistic that she will thrive and bloom now that she has a family and will soon be starting therapy. We will have her evaluated soon for physical, occupational, and speech therapy. We are going to focus on PT first and will probably have a pretty full therapy schedule by next fall.
She has come so far since she first came home almost 7 weeks ago and she is a totally different child than the one we were referred 7 months ago. God is so good!! We know there may still be tough days ahead, but for now we are choosing to be thankful and focus on the amazing progress she is making.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.