Saturday, April 12, 2014


Andrew is from Delaware County, PA and he is diagnosed with intractable epilepsy. Andrew was a typically developing little boy until the age of 4 1/2 years old when he contracted both meningitis and encephalitis. He was placed in a medically induced coma to try to stop the constant seizures as a result of the devastating viruses.

None of the medications work to stop the seizures and he is not a surgery candidate. Andrew is now 7 and epilepsy has altered his family in so many ways. Andrew deserves every chance to live a full life.

UPDATE, 2014

Andrew's seizure count in February was higher than average. We had to stop trying to wean Keppra because of the increase. We thought Keppra didn't really help these past 3 years but now starting to wonder, it seems like such a guessing game. He will have a Neuro appointment sometime in April and will be participating in a 20 minute EEG to make sure we are not missing anything.

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