When I look at Jude's MRI the seizures make sense to me because of the clefts in his brain, although they are still hard to watch. No one wants to ever deal with seizures especially in their child. I am positive that the neurologist will eventually want to do another EEG, but we are hoping to put this past next weekend so Emily can have her time she has looked forward to. Speaking of hospital stays, I received the information from my insurance company on Jude's last stay in December. He was there for 5 days, and the total bill to just THEM was over $42,000!!! That isn't even what they billed to Medicaid. That is equivalent to many salaries in America, which makes me wonder what people do who don't have insurance. America needs reform in the amazing cost just to receive treatment. I am SO lucky that we have good insurance, I am not sure what we would do without it. I am also thankful for the skilled doctors, and I know they deserve good pay, but that just seems so extreme. My guess is this was over a $45k stay.
On a more positive note Emily competed in the battle of the books last night. This is my understanding of the whole competition. Basically the kids at her school were given 9 novels to read since the beginning of the year. They were then tested, and put into groups based upon their tests. They then battled between themselves until there was one group standing, and it was Emilys. Those six kids went on to the district championship last night, and after three rounds Emily's team took first place! They were super excited, and I was so proud. There is a picture below of Em with her medal.
Also, I was thrilled to come home yesterday, and see that Jude had gotten his new Tomato chair. He cannot keep his head up in it for long, but it's still nice. Emily wheeled him all over the house last night, and that was really the only time he smiled. It made me happy.
The neurologist just called and wants to see Jude next week. I know Mike has a crazy busy schedule already next week, but this will over rule therapy.