Tuesday, August 24, 2010

In Which We Catch A Breather, And Receive Some Awesome Photos

Well, today went much better.

We got a call back from the hospital this morning.  They had us give Connor a low dose of Ativan to break the cycle of seizures he's in, and we have instructions to give him a low dose any time in the next three months that he starts having another cluster of seizures.  Hopefully as the Lamictal dose is ramped up the number of seizure clusters like these will taper off. 

Connor actually perked up after we gave him the Ativan, which was not quite the response I was expecting as Ativan is in the same family of drugs as Valium and normally has a sedating effect.  But hey, I'll certainly take it!  He was much more perky and vocal after the dose, which makes me think he was feeling a bit better.  We don't want to give it too often because it can be habit forming, but with any luck he'll have a nice break between his next round of seizures and we won't have to resort to it again for a long while.  Keep your fingers crossed for us!

In other news, remember that second photo shoot we did with Kat and Justin of Persimmon Images at the Tacoma Glass Museum?  Kat just posted some of the gorgeous shots from that session over at her blog-- go check them out!  Didn't they make us look just adorable?  Not that I'm surprised by this or anything, as the two of them are ridiculously talented. 

I'm especially in love with the closeups of Connor as well as the family shot I've got posted here.  Now we just have to figure out which of the photos out of our two awesome sessions (remember these?) are going to go up on the wall. 

How in the world are we ever going to choose?

~Jess

12 comments:

Cathy said...

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Kristin said...

I love the pictures. I love Connor's shoes. You guys look awesome. I could never choose.

Hmm, ask husband to contemplate moving cross country to be close to cool photgrapher....

Kristin said...

I love the pictures. I love Connor's shoes. You guys look awesome. I could never choose.

Hmm, ask husband to contemplate moving cross country to be close to cool photgrapher....

leah said...

I think you are going to have to put them ALL on the wall.I have no idea how you are going to choose which picture to put on the wall- they are all so beautiful! I love them!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

SOOOO happy to hear you got a break from seizures today! Woo hoo! Praying that continues for a long while.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pictures! They really did a great job. No clue how you will ever choose which pictures to hang!

krlr said...

Am so relieved to hear y'all had a good day. Have been anxiously checking here first thing every morning. Here's hoping for more good days. I suppose this means I should focus on, um, work now?

Julia O'C said...

SOOOOO happy to hear that you had a good day! You earned it! I hope Connor continues to feel better - and can go to school.

Connor's green Chuck's are KILLING ME OVER HERE. Killing me. There is no way to choose from all of those amazing photos.

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

The pictures are awesome! I love them It would be hard to choose favorites. :)

I'm glad the Ativan helped Connor. It's weird, but it sometimes wakes up my Emily too. I think it stops the seizures enough that their personality can be seen again! I hope it keeps him seizure free until the Lamictal can kick in.

melissa said...

Cute pic of you three!! Hope the new ativan regime will keep Connor's seizures at bay!

pamct said...

Great pictures and so glad that you are catching a breather!! I pray it lasts a long time.

xraevision said...

Absolutely stunning photos of your family, Jess! So nice to see you all having a great time together and creating such beautiful memories, especially knowing about the daily struggles you face. Thanks for sharing.

lisa said...

gorgeous, gorgeous pictures! Love Connor's matching shoes and shirt. You have a beautiful family :)
Lisa

 
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