Not too long after the second hospital stay, Carver had his first EEG to evaluate his brain activity, and everything was somewhat normal- but he did have a little abnormal activity on the right side. A week or so later, he started to run a temperature of 100.5. I was concerned that he might be getting sick, but he didn't have any other symptoms. He did, however, start having seizures- which we thought might be fever-related. They weren't too extreme, but they did happen about every 10 minutes for the first day, and then gradually started getting less and less over the week. His left eye would twitch repeatedly and his left pupil would dilate, and his breathing would become tight and shallow (it was probably on the left side due to the abnormal brain activity on the right). Thankfully, they were short and didn't seem to bother him too much. We expected the fever to go away when the seizures started to go away, but unfortunately, it didn't.
Other than what is mentioned above- Carver has been doing phenomenal. He is such a beautiful, lovely baby and continues to just amaze everyone he meets. He has continued to soar developmentally, and last week got above-average test scores on fine motor and exceptional on gross motor. His developmental specialist said he was doing amazing and she was very happy with his development thus far. I will never doubt this little red-haired angel in anything he does. He has given me no reason to!
|First smile caught on camera!|
The past few weeks, he has started to smile and giggle. It is the cutest thing ever. His smile and laugh are just pure innocence. It just about brings me to tears and makes my heart beam every time he does it. To think that my baby recognizes me... and loves me... and smiles at me... something that they said he may never do. It has truly touched my heart in ways I never thought possible.
We love you baby Carver! Thank you for coming into our lives and being our greatest teacher.
|3 Months Old!|