When you encounter William Bradfield for the first time, you are met with a 154-pound Black Russian Terrier ball of fur and love. He is a bit slower now at the age of 8, but you would never guess that at one time in his life he was having one to two seizures per day.
Today, William is doing well on his medication and now only has four to five seizures per year and Debbie and John are so thankful for the tireless work done by the neurology service. “We are so thankful for Dr. Cook – she is a miracle worker.” William loves to play with his many animal siblings at home ranging from five cats and a cocker spaniel to a barn full of donkeys and goats. He loves the snow, car rides with his family, and has even used his large size to his advantage to snag a few sandwiches and some Thanksgiving turkey from the counter at the Bradfield’s house. Other than his infrequent seizures, William has only had one health issue when he had a bout with pancreatitis this past fall that was resolved with a brief stay in the ICU and prescribed food. The Bradfield’s bring William to see Dr. Cook every three months for his check up and are optimistic for the future and his quality of life, “He’s given us so much to be grateful for.”