It was one year on December 26th since we started Mikayla on Charlotte’s Web and what a year it has been! It is hard to express in words the improvement we are experiencing in her quality of life.
On December 26th 2013 Mikayla was on three pharmas, we have weaned her completely off of one and are two thirds of the way through the second. We have seen unbelievable improvements in her thought process, speech, strength, posture, and confidence. We can carry on conversations with her, she sings (lyrics are easily understood), she can say her full name, and she expresses emotions like never before. Mikayla has been on pharmas that were suppressing many of these processes and feelings since she was four months old.
Mikayla’s actions are more age appropriate and she has so much energy! We could go on and on about her progress over the last year, can’t wait to see what the next year holds as we continue wean the remaining pharmas.
We get so excited about the improvements to the quality of her life that we forgot to mention that seizure control is getting better daily.