Monday, August 9, 2010

Sadie's first act of rebelliousness

Sadie was baptised at the end of July. We figured that if the seizure meds don't work, perhaps holy water will!

Sadie has been on her new diet for over a week. We've seen a slight decrease in seizure activity. She has good days and bad days. The docs tell us that it may be a month before we see the full effect of the diet.

We've also been battling with our insurance company, United HealthCare, because they don't want to cover Sadie's new formula, KetoCal. Even though we've provided them with letters of medical necessity from our doctors, they seem to think it is a dietary supplement rather than a prescribed medical treatment. I have a feeling this will be the first of many battles with insurance.

We traveled back to the ocularist to get her new conformer put in her right eye. The conformer is a clear plastic shell that fits over her eye. It looks great, and she seems to be tolerating it very well.

Sadie also started some of her therapies this week. Her occupational therapist worked with her on grasping objects, turning her head and taught me some exercises to work on with her. She also had an evaluation with her vision therapist this week. I told the therapist that she didn't seem to be swatting at toys above her head on her playmat. We set Sadie down to observe her, and in her first act of rebelliousness, she promptly swatted both toys hanging above her head. Let's hope she continues to prove Mommy wrong!


  1. Ha ha ha...LOVE that lil warrior spirit of Sadie's! It's just like when your car is making a noise and you bring it to the shop and when the mechanic checks it out, OF COURSE, the noise is gone. : )

  2. Yay for rebellion! I always hear that the minute you say your child will or will not do something, they will ultimately prove you wrong. I'm praying that her new diet continues to decrease her seizure activity!
    Jen Bowers