Sunday, June 26, 2011

{Little Movie Star}



In March we went back to Phoenix Children's Hospital to have Kade hooked up for 2 days to the video EEG....a wonderful tool they have there that allows them to watch for seizure activity on paper and see what his body does when his brain is having irregular activity....it had been a year since our last hospital stay....a year FREE of seizures! Not even one! We were apprehensive for this visit, afraid that he would be still having those nasty seizures at night that are so small that they are almost impossible to see.

The GREAT news is that his EEG came back with the best results that could have been....Dr. B said that if he didn't know Kade's history and was just reading the results he would have guessed it was a child without Epilepsy, it was completely normal. A world of difference from last year when he had hundreds of electrographical seizures. He is still on a heavy dose of two different medications, and the Dr. told us if he can go another year seizure free and has another clear EEG next Spring, we can begin to wean him off the medications! What a dream come true that would be!

As we were beginning to get ready to leave the hospital, we had a visit from some HR people, asking if we would be willing to stay a couple hours more so Kade could be filmed with a neurologist for some upcoming commercials and billboard ads they would run in a few months. He was up for it, so we said yes. The commercials have started running, here are the links:

http://www.phoenixchildrens.com/jarrar/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naW-MgusCt8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cDm8Ygip8Y

Here are some of the pictures they took, they said some of them would be on a few billboards in the Phoenix area, so if you see one let me know!



This next one makes me laugh....it reminds me of Tangled :o)







The last picture shows the video EEG....it's a weird feeling knowing you are being videotaped and possibly watched all the time but it is an amazing tool for the neurologists and I am so glad we were led to this amazing hospital and Dr. B, he will forever be my hero.

2 comments:

Laraine Eddington said...

These are so cool. We have loved watching these. I really love the scene when you are lying with Kade and rubbing his back.

Lori said...

So glad he's doing better, and he look super cute in the commercials!