CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A neurologist in Charlotte has told his parents that they can expect their son to return to his normal activities.
David and Jocelyn Smith have had to take a more aggressive approach than most parents when it comes to giving their son a second chance.
He was brought to the hospital by his parents, who were worried about the possibility of a stroke.
“He is so calm and so happy.
We had a seizure yesterday,” said Joceyn.
Dr. Christopher Todner, who works in the neurology department at the University of North Carolina, says it is important to keep things positive.
I can’t say enough about David and Joaceth Smith and their ability to keep their son healthy, Dr. Todners comments read.
His parents said they want to see David return to activities that he enjoyed before.
This is a great day for my family, Joceymn Smith said.
When you get to a point where you know you have to make some decisions about whether to put your son back in the hospital or not, I know we will,” she said.
A stroke has been ruled out as a possible cause of David Smiths death.
The Smiths say the family is grateful to the state and doctors who have been working on David’s behalf for the last six months.
They want to thank everyone who has supported them through this process, including their doctor and nurses.
Jocelyn said it was important for the Smiths to let go of what they felt were the wrong decisions.
We wanted to be the best parents we could be, she said, and I think we did that.
Their son, who is an avid basketball player and is active in his community, will return to work in the fall and they are hopeful his condition will improve.