Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I will post more about our trip to Latvia soon.  But today, I need to bring Abby before my sweet friends and ask you to pray and fast on her behalf.  She has been having frequent seizures and had her third one in a row this morning. 

We have been trying to decrease her Klonapin, a drug that is NOT GOOD to be on long term.  She has been on it for over four years... three years too long.  We stopped decreasing a month and a half ago and she was doing pretty good.  In the past couple weeks, her seizures have just continued to increase.

We increased her Topamax last week and it doesn't seem to have even phased this outbreak of seizures.
Please petition the Lord and pray bolding before Him on her behalf.  Thank you so much.


  1. Oh Dawn I will pray for Abby. Both that her seizures stop and that she can decrease off the Klonopin. I was on Klonopin for years (for different reasons) - over 5 - and decreasing off of it and eventually coming off of it all together was hard, hard, hard. Not impossible at all but just hard. Would be glad to email more about it if you would like.

  2. Michelle,
    YES. Please email me anything you want to share about coming off of that drug. Abby has a VERY difficult time putting into words what she is feeling... almost impossible. It would be very helpful to hear from you... even though it may be different in some ways... I am sure it will be the same in some too.
    Thank you so much for opening up and sharing. I do look forward to your email.

  3. Hi Dawn, You have a beautiful blog and a beautiful family. We were on a journey much like yours, and I wanted to wish your family, and especially Abby, God's Blessing. Seizures are so hard on the entire family, and without our Lord and Saviour, there is no way to get through it. My daughter Jessie has been seizure free now for 2 years, but not without a price. God's Work is rarely what we expect or plan.

    May peace find your daughter and your family. May God continue to bless you and the miracles of your life.



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