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My 26 yr old grandson is having surgery on his brain today to hopefully cure his epilepsy. There will be a series of things happening all week long. He so wants to get his life back which has been put on hold because of this. His first Grand mal was at age19. After years of treatment his neurologist felt he had done what he could. So now he is with a specialist and this is where we are. So, I would appreciate all the prayers that you can give.

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So glad to hear of his recovery & good check-ups so far. Praying for no seizure activity when it comes time. 🙏🙏
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Praying for him. This is a lot.
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Will say prayers, JoAnn.
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Just wanted to update everyone.

Grandson is doing well after 2 months. Back to Surgeon next week to see when he can go back to work. Still having some memory problems but then he suffers from ADD and can't be medicated for it until he is off the epilepsy drugs, which will be a while yet.

Poor guy, he has applied for unemployment and Disability. Has heard by letter that looks like he qualifies but has received no money. I think he will end up back to work before he sees anything. You cannot call them. Everything done on the internet now.
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Praise The Lord!

I am so happy for your grandson and all your family that he is doing so great.
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"JoAnn29,"

So glad everything is progressing as the doctors expected. I'm sure having the staples removed helped too as I've heard how big those can be and sometimes hurts the head!

Glad he's had a chance to go out with friends over the last few days - I'm sure that helps with his mental outlook and makes him feel like there's finally some normalcy in his life.

Now all that seems to be left other than being weaned off his medications is whether or not it was completely successful in preventing anymore seizures down the road - will continue praying that will be the case!

I'm sure you all are starting to feel more at ease and peaceful as to the outcome so far.

Continued best wishes -
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Grandson had his first Doctor's appt since his Surgery on Thursday. Everything looked good. Is progressing as expected. Had his staples removed. Will see this doctor again in 6 weeks. I guess that visit will determine if he can return to work. Has been out with friends the last couple of days. Seems his own self but Doctor says his brain may be swiss cheese for a while longer. Still on his meds for now. Will need to be weaned off.
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Thank God your grandson is doing so well. I have been praying for him. I had my first seizures when I was around 15 years old. I didn't know that they were seizures at the time. Had my first grand mal seizure when I was 20 years old. Thankfully my seizures were controlled with medication.
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JoAnn,
Wonderful news. Hope you all have a great time out for breakfast.
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pray for fast healing and for speedy recovery.  May the Lord watch over him and his family.
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"JoAnn29,"

That is a remarkable improvement into your grandson's second week since this began. You all must be very thrilled!

Enjoy your first big outing - having breakfast out together!
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That's super JoAnn, here's hoping this proves to be the cure you are all praying for.
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Grandson is doing very well. He walked to his Moms, 4 doors down, by himself yesterday and visited. Right now he is getting ready to go with us to the local Diner for breakfast. First big outing.

Thanks again for the prayers.
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Dear "JoAnn29,"

Glad to hear your grandson came home on Wednesday and that he's made himself comfortable in your home since it's truly like a second home to him. I'd been wondering about him all week!

The fact that everything went as expected with his surgery is a great sign. Now you await the results after he's been weaned off his medications. So far so good it sounds. It's always great to lose weight but, not under those types of circumstances.

It's still truly amazing how far he has come in what still is considered a relatively short amount of time.

Hope you will let us know whether the surgery was a complete success!

Continued prayers for the final outcome -
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Sorry i haven't been back earlier.

Grandson came home on Wednesday. A little wobbly but he made it in the door. He will be staying with me until his Mom thinks its safe for him to go up his 14 apt stairs. He lost 17 lbs in the hospital which for him is a good thing. Since his appetite is good he isn't eating that much so hopefully he will lose some more. He has made himself comfortable. (He and daughter did live here till he was 3)We had him a lot growing up so its like his second home.

Everything went as expected when it came to his surgery and the days after. He will be weaned off his meds. After he is totally off, it will be found if he is cured. So far, no seizures and he did have them even while on meds.

Thank you all for your prayers. I think they really helped to get him this far.
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"JoAnn29,"

Now that we're heading into a new week, have you heard anymore about when your grandson, Sam, will be allowed to go home? I'm sure you're all anxious to have him home with you again!
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🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
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Hello JoAnn,
Wonderful news. He seems to be making really good progress. Will continue to pray for a speedy recovery.
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Dear "JoAnn29,"

It truly is amazing everything Sam and your family have been through yet, how far he has come in the recovery process and in a little less than a week getting to go home. I've know others who have had brain surgery and well, I can only say it didn't end well.

The plan to have him come back to your home where your daughter is close by is great!

Never doubt the power of prayer!
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JoAnn,

Sounds like your grandson and your daughter are very strong. No doubt, they learned about faith and courage from you.

I can’t imagine how it feels to be facing brain surgery. I have faith in God and the medical community.

It is astonishing how far we have come in treating very complicated issues.

So happy to hear that he is in his own room.
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Sam is still progressing well Surgeon said. He is now in a regular room. Has a really bad headache but that is expected. Maybe released early next week. Daughter and I feel that coming back to my house maybe a good thing. She, as most of you know by now, is an RN and also lives 4 doors down. So makes sense.

Again, thanks for all the prayers. I believe they have really helped and will continue to. Thank you all.
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Oh, I am praying right now. My older son developed a seizure disorder at age 9. Fortunately, he is doing well. He still takes medication. I am praying for your grandson's total healing and recovery.
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Hi JoAnn,
Continue to pray for your dear grandson. Thank you for the update, and wish him a speedy recovering. Glad things are going well. Take care.
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God is so good!
May HE continue to touch your grandson and his caregivers.
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Such good news!. Continued healing!
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"JoAnn29," -

So glad your grandson is recovering so well in such a short amount of time and considering what a delicate type of surgery he had. He truly is in good hands and that should go a long way with any anxiety felt by not only your family but, "Sam" himself! I'm sure being able to see him was a a relief - continued prayers!
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Wonderful, JoAnn! I’m so glad to were able to visit him.
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Update from daughter

"Just got home from Cooper. Currently in ICU being watched closely for any post operative complications. Sam is responsive and answers simple questions appropriately. Not very talkative and very tired. He was happy to see me, even though he is miserable. Rough seeing your normally “happy-go-lucky” and social child void of his personality traits. Told him this is the worst of it and he will feel better as the days go by. The nurse today is fantastic and I know he’s in good hands. I spoke with both the Medical and Neurology teams whom are very happy with his progress. Please continue with positive vibes and prayers! After today, we both will need them!"
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JoAnn,

I don’t have any grandchildren but if I did I would cherish them. I can’t imagine how difficult this situation is for all of you.

You’ve been through the toughest part, the surgery itself. Now it’s hard waiting to hear news of the outcome.

Keep faith, dear lady. You have always given wise and practical advice on this forum.

I know that you certainly appreciate everyone’s prayers, thoughts and warm wishes.

We stand behind you 100 percent and will rejoice along side of you as your grandson regains strength and healing.
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Alva, just texted him to see how he is doing. Daughter suppose to visit sometime today. She said only 1 person being let up at a time or a day? Couldn't remember which. She was suppose to call me when she found out. Her car is gone so I will assume she went up. Thanks for asking. Will post when I know more.
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