Last night we held a small celebration, marked with butterscotch pudding and raspberry-apple fizzy juice (the kind that uses a plastic arch over the bottle cap to make it look like a champagne cork).
Yesterday officially marks a full month since Joy's last big seizure!
We came so close, several times. We almost got to a seizure-free month as April became May, but then had a whopping 7-seizure day to end that happy string. Then we almost made it through August, but not quite.
We almost could have counted September, because the last big seizure that actually interrupted her day was August 31. But then we heard her seizing in her crib after she went to sleep for the night on September 11.
This time, though, it's really official.
We baked cupcakes this morning, to take to daycare tomorrow. (When did cake-mixes boxes stop including instructions for how many strokes to beat by hand?) Rose cracked the eggs and laid out the cupcake holders in the tins, and Joy did a bit of stirring.
I should note that we're quite sure Joy continues to have ongoing subclinical seizures pretty much all the time. This doesn't mean the seizures have gone away, by any means.
Still, it is absolutely fantastic to have had an entire month in which her days have not been interrupted by the big blue-lipper kind of seizure. Actually, that's been more like a month and a half, since the September 11 one was in her sleep.
Woohoo! Anyone for two months?