Posts tagged Chorea

Prayers for Faith

As I mentioned in my last post, Faith has been struggling since we weaned her from the diazepam. She has been very restless and agitated. She is barely sleeping at night. She just cries and screams when she is going through these rough episodes of extreme involuntary movement(chorea) and increased muscle tone. Faith has rough […]


Happy 4th Birthday, Super Baby Faith!

As I type this post, I feel so grateful for so much! I thank God for every day with Faith; every smile, every cuddle, every response that indicates understanding. I get emotional as I type this because I know things could be so different. The outcome could have been so much worse many times. I […]


Back to School

Faith is back to school and doing great! She just started her second year of pre-school. Her daily notes from her teachers and therapists have been so positive and encouraging. Faith is definitely making progress! Faith seems to be understanding more and showing a response more often to what is going on around her. I […]


ICAN Conference 2013

We are back from Chicago! I wanted to write a post ASAP so things would be fresh on my mind. Also, I have had so many people ask me already how the conference and trip overall went that I wanted to follow-up with everyone. The short answer is: GREAT!!! First off, Faith had an incredible […]


Chorea

Faith had her appointment at the movement disorder clinic this past week.  The neurologist observed Faith and explained Faith’s movement using the term, “chorea”. According to the NIH, chorea is an abnormal involuntary movement disorder, one of a group of neurological disorders called dyskinesias, which are caused by overactivity of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the […]