The medication for Aaron’s seizures seems to be effective. His primary medication is Phenobarbital, and they have been giving that to him since shortly after he arrived in the NICU. They made adjustments to the levels several times, and then added a dose of a medication called Keppra about 36 hours ago. We noticed the seizure activity drop to almost zero after they added the Keppra. Last night his seizure activity started to pick back up, and they added another dose of Keppra. Shortly after, we saw the seizure activity drop to almost zero again, which is still the case right now.

His urine output has continued, and has increased a fair amount. This is a great sign of his kidney function, and good news for all the IV fluids he has been retaining which has caused a bit of swelling.

The last several hours have been fairly quiet and uneventful, which has been a great thing. At 1230, they are going to begin warming him up slowly, and we are very curious to see how his body reacts. Once he has been warmed up, we’re looking forward to being able to hold him, (hopefully), and looking forward to MRIs and other tests that they have been unable to run while he has been on the cooling pad.

For those who may not have seen Ana Perry’s reply to our initial Facebook post, I feel compelled to share the scripture that she shared: This is one of the passages I have been praying; “…we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.” 2 Corinthians 1:8-11

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