Ashtyn Senne

First post: 12/7/2016 Latest post: 1/16/2017
In November 2010, Ashtyn started having these "episodes" that were unexplainable.  He had EEG after EEG with no luck catching anything. We also noticed a change in Ashtyn's behavior, he would get angry and become very aggressive. In April 2012 Gillette Finally caught this Episode on a EEG.
Ashtyn was diagnosed with Intractable Temporal Lobe Epilepsy that day. He has been in 8 AEDs plus Medical Marijuana. There's always a honeymoon period, but never seizure free. In August 2016, we went back to Ashtyn's original Dr. in Rochester, Dr. Wirrell. She wanted another MRI (last one was in 2012). Low and behold this MRI showed a developmental lesion in the left Temporal Lobe, where Ashtyn's seizures originate.  This lesion has been there they believe since birth! August 11th we met with Dr. Wetjen, he suggested a whole left Temporal Lobectomy.  Yes, he will be removing all of Ashtyn's left Temporal lobe. With an 85% change of being seizure free, we have to do it. December 13, 2016 we will head to Rochester for another MRI. Then Wednesday, Dec. 14. Ashtyn will undergo his brain surgery. ( I can't believe I just said that!) Doc said it will take 2 Hours. Then 1 night in ICU. We will be in Rochester a total of 3-5 days after surgery.
We could use all your prayers for a successful surgery and recovery! ❤️️❤️️🙏🏻🙏🏻
Here's to a seizure-free life without AEDs! 🎉🎉

Jeff, Jamee, Maddy & Ashtyn

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