Four-year-old Logan Mendres, topped in a mesh cap that holds down innumerable wires, hunkered down in the covers of his hospital bed and used his pink iPad to hide from the dozen or so people who crowded his room in the new epilepsy monitoring unit at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
The North Cape Coral youngster, who started having seizures when he was 3 months old, was in the unit for a 24-hour monitoring period Wednesday. He recently had been having seizures up to four times a week, but with the help of medication and technology, he has been seizure-free for about a month.
The unit opened in July, the first of its kind between St. Petersbug and Miami. Golisano purchased the epilepsy monitoring unit equipment with $117,000 in donations.