The Best Decision Ive Ever Made

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We’ve all had decisions we made in life. Some decisions were good and became life changing while others were not so good and become life experiences. One decision I made in my life will always stand out as the best decision I ever made. This involved my youngest son Gannon and the decision to have a major operation that not only saved his life, but gave him a better quality of life.
To understand why this changed his life for the better you need to know what he has been through. Gannon is a nine year old beautiful blond hair blue eyed little boy whose eyes sparkle when he smiles. He has this knack for making people fall in love with him in an instant. For the first two years of his life he was a healthy little boy, but there was
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That was a pattern over the next few weeks as I was a roller coaster of emotions. The worst was the fear of waiting to see the outcome. I knew there would be paralysis on his left side but would he talk, would he still be my Gannon? Time would tell.
On July nineteenth, Gannon checked out of the hospital. Things were different that’s for sure. Yes, he was now wheelchair bound, yes he was still having seizures, although minimal they were still rearing there ugly head, yes he was still on meds but somehow things were better. Gannon was happy. He was putting on weight, he was talking and most importantly he was smiling his little half smile and he was laughing. The laughing was the best as there weren’t very many moments of those before. We knew walking out of there we still had a rough road ahead; we had to get Gannon walking again. We also knew that day in May changed our lives forever.
Not even a year later Gannon still has epilepsy, he is paralyzed, he still has autism but there is something he has gained. He has gained a chance at a life. My baby is not sick anymore, there is no fear of death at any moment. He has a life, a quality life. Making the decision to have my little boy lose half his brain will always remain the best decision I have ever

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