Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Appointment with Dr. Zivny

We had the appointment with Dr. Zivny today. He has given a diagnosis of a type of epilepsy that Sierra is developing and has recommended a new drug that is available in Europe that he thinks will control these new seizures.

He says the drug is not available in America and Australia because it always takes 10-15 years for epilepsy treatment to reach these countries.

I am so SO thankful we came. However, Sierra is currently not in very good condition because she has had at least 8 weeks of heavy seizures and we have been treating this with Valium. Sierra is weak and it will take time for her to recover.

Thank you to everyone who is helping us raise money for this trip. We are not there yet but we are very, very thankful for the support.