Here are some pics from our Christmas! We had a great time celebrating with family and friends! Luke got a new Dune Rider and LOVES it! He is really good at driving it too, and very determined about where he wants to go:)
So sorry for the lack of updates once again! Some exciting things to report though...
We started Luke getting neuro feedback a few weeks ago. I actually started the process for it many months ago. We originally met with this doctor back in July, but Luke needed to have a EEG that was seizure-free before he would start the neuro feedback.
A short explanation of what neuro feedback is: Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that uses electroencephalography to provide a signal that can be used by a person to receive feedback about brain activity. Basically, it is using the signals, to hopefully retrain the brain. So Luke has had three sessions so far, and we have already noticed some improvements. His behavior has been so much better!! Huge praise God for that!! Honestly, if we see nothing else, if his behavior could just change it would be worth it:) However, we have also noticed he has been attempting to say words once again a lot more. His teacher has also noticed this at school. In fact, yesterday she reported he said hot hog clear as day! He just overall seems to be more focused and more aware. I am excited to see what the remaining appointments will bring. He will do a set of 10 sessions, then be re-evaluated. Typically though, with TBI we are looking at 20-40 sessions. Please pray we continue to see improvements with this!
If you are interested in learning more about Neurofeedback, here are some great sites:
More in-depth explanation of neurofeedback: http://www.behavioralmedicinebc.com/neuro.html
This is the closest I could find to someone like Luke. This person was also very aggressive, Luke is not this bad yet, but I fear as he gets bigger. I pray we have the results they have seen. Luke's injury is also very similar to this person's.
Luke is seeing Dr. Alberto Texidor in Mesa. Ironically, when I first started looking, he would not have been my first choice, he was on vacation for like 3 weeks, plus he doesn't have a web site, which turned me off. However, all roads kept leading back to him, and I am so thankful. He is amazing and Luke really gets along well with him!
Here is a pic Luke's teacher sent me of him using his new scooter at school:
Here is a pic of Luke recently. You can see how big he is getting. I love this picture of him standing by himself. His new record is now 30 seconds.
Thanks for continuing to follow along on Luke's journey. As we approach the five year mark from when he got hurt, I pray there are great things on the horizon!