Good news and bad news.
The good news: Jude's brain activity and brain waves have increased since his last study. Thus showing what we have been saying that Jude is not understanding more.
The bad news: We were right about Jude's startle seizures. The neurologist said he is disappointed and worried about Jude's seizure activity. He said the "Startles" are no longer infantile spasms and have developed into full tonic seizures. He told Mike that if Jude could walk he could have to wear a helmet because these seizures are basically equivalent to a grand- mal that would knock a person down. Therefore they are increasing his seizure medication. They do believe it's Jude's tone that is keeping him from sleeping properly. The doctor said the night they studied Jude he got zero REM sleep which isn't good. Therefore he is prescribing the sedative for his night time sleep. It makes me sad Jude needs so much medication. In addition Jude has some sleep apnea and destated several times during the night. They are suggesting that Jude have his tonsils out. They don't want to do this right now since he has been battling a lot lately. They do however suggest this in the future.
So we start the new medication tonight. Jude will go back for blood tests and to see the doctor in June. They may also do another sleep study then.