I was going to just post tomorrow but... I can't stop myself. It's the best news we've had in a while. I've just been telling everyone I can but I thought you guys would probably understand my excitement. Think of it as similar to a pump start. Damian has epilepsy. He's tried every medication and so many combinations and he still has seizures at least every other day for the most part. Sometimes he can get through a week here and there without any but it's rare. He functions relatively well day to day but there's that period right after one that he's a wreck. The epilepsy and D just don't get along. Bad D day=more seizures. Seizures=wacky BG. Other than that it's just stressful for him and the rest of the family and it does make it hard for him to be the dad he wants to be sometimes and do everything he wants to do. He's stayed with us partly because of it but he moved out a few months ago and I worry more now than when he was here all the time. He looked into options besides medications and the vagus nerve stimulator stood out. To sum it up simply it's like a pacemaker but it affects the brain rather than the heart. He's been waiting to get it done and today he got the date set!! I only found out yesterday about the possibility of getting the green light today. (Nice thing to leave to the last minute to tell someone about huh? ) It was a huge surprise for me to hear and it's coming up a lot sooner than I imagined but I'm too happy for him to be nervous right now. The nerves will kick in because of the surgery aspect soon enough but right now I'm thrilled. Sorry if you all think I'm nuts now getting this excited. WOOHOO!!!