Joseph, Noah, Zoe Joy, Elijah, Nathanael

Nathanael turns 10 Months Old


In 2 more days, Nathanael will be 10 months old! Wow such “quick-ness” if there’s such a word to describe how the last ten months have been for the family.

God is GOOD, and HE is GOOD everyday of this 10 months. We’ve got a praise report and also some updates on Nathanael’s condition. We continue to ask that you pray along with us for Nathanael’s Miracle to take place.

First of all PRAISE REPORT. Today (20 Jul) Nathanael went for his Hearing Assessment, and after the test, the doctor said that Nathanael’s Left Hearing is NORMAL! and that his Right Hearing is picking up at 40db. Doc said that this is a mild hearing loss, it is an improvement because he could only pick up at 85db the last time and that the normal range is 20db. It is a great great improvement. Thank you for praying for Nathanael. We just wanna Praise GOD for intervening in this situation. (Follow up visit to doc in 2 weeks time)

His Development has improved in terms of Leg Strength. Several improvements that we have observed in terms of his fine motor development. Gross motor – his legs can carry his own weight – but only for a short time. So keep praying for his motor development to improve.

As of yesterday (19 Jul) we’ve started a medicine change for Nathanael. He had been taking Topomax for some time, and we started Sabril on Nathanael yesterday. The positive side of Sabril is that its extremely effective in treating Infantile Spasm, but the down side is that there may be a side effect to the vision. So we are administering Sabril in hope of stopping the fits, and we are praying against any side effects of this medication on Nathanael. Pls pray along.

 
According to John Hopkins university press, in the book entitled “Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood: A Guide” Vigabatrin or Sabril is not sold in USA, simply because of its vast side effects on patients that take them. It is generally known to affect patient’s visual field. As u all know Nathanael’s sight is improving. So pray along with us. The Neurologist who’s taking care of Nathanael, is recommending us, cos we have tried two other medications with different dosages but to no avail.

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