In the living room, Benjamin Carew often glanced at a hand-held black and white monitor keeping watch on his 10-year-old son, Isaac, as the child napped in the bedroom of their Merritt Island home.
Despite the difficulties and constant care Benjamin and Emily Carew must give their son, the family is pleased to be together again at home six weeks after Isaac underwent brain surgery to correct intractable epilepsy, frequent and severe seizures that are not controlled by medication.
“It’s hard to transition back, but we’re trying,” Emily Carew said. “Right now it’s a little overwhelming. But we’re trying to get back to our holiday tradition and help my kids have a good Christmas.”