Thursday, January 24, 2013
Saddened By Seizure
I had all intention of posting a book review today. You have been so patient this week. I have spent this week really investing in quality time with my kids and I have just not made it to the computer to write. And yet, you come each day. Humbled.
My husband was on a trip last night and so I had Abby sleep with me to see if she had a seizure. At 6:15 a.m. I awoke to find her violently shaking, making troubling sounds and choking. As she shook for what seemed like five minutes (in reality only about 45 seconds), I held her and praised the name of the Jesus as my heart sobbed in sorrow.
Her resilience leaves me in awe. After her body calmed down enough to start breathing properly, I soothed her back to sleep and she slept just one hour before waking for school. She awoke bright eyed and even almost cheerful.
So my entire day was thrown off. I am awaiting a call from the neurologist. The type of seizures we are seeing are new and much more intense and violent than her "normal" ones. This saddens me greatly. We are almost already maxed out on the two medications she takes... not many more options.
I am wondering if it has something to do with puberty and hormones. I am wondering if it could possibly have something to do with the new medication. :0( Unknown after unknown after unknown... leaves us guessing and searching and most often empty handed.
And that is where you all come in. Your prayers and your friendship and your encouraging words help give me breath. I am amazed at the faithfulness of so many. And I am so blessed by you. Each and every one of you and your prayers are a part of my dear little Abby's tapestry.
I will so try and post my book review tomorrow. It is about a great little book with BIG blessings!
Much love, Dawn~