Thursday, October 2, 2014

31 for 21: Luca

Today is Luca's birthday and he's two years old! Last year at this time, Luca was in the hospital a lot, including the days leading up to and immediately following his first birthday. He was battling seizures,  which wore him down so much he lost head control, was at the developmental level of a newborn, and developed a pneumonia that was caused by aspirating his food and drink. He had a feeding tube placed and could no longer eat anything on his own. After trying five different medications without success, he started on the ketogenic diet, and after an emotional year-long battle, Luca is seizure free and thriving! 
He can eat without his tube, sit up, clap, stand with support, laugh, babble, and light up any room with his mega-watt smile. For all the medical challenges he faced in the last year, Luca is so resilient and taught his family and friends so much about strength, perseverance, and true love! Happy birthday, Super Luca! 

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