Tag Archives: infantile spasms

The post-ACTH hospital stay

With the evidence of a hypsarrhythmia EEG pattern, in addition to signs of clinical regression, Andrew was put on a 2-week course of ACTH. Earlier this week, Andrew had a two night/3 day hospital stay to monitor whether or not … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

A couple of weeks ago, Andrew stopped smiling and visually tracking. Completely lacking awareness of the world around him, Andrew became a shell of his old self. When a baby regresses in this way, it’s often because of seizures. We … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

Andrew’s EEG

Back in June, when Andrew was just recovering from a near-fatal encounter with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), we started to notice that his arms and legs would twitch. Sometimes, the twitches would come in clusters and would cause his tiny, swollen … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment