Thursday, January 24, 2013

Saddened By Seizure

Dear friends,

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.

Thank you.

I will so try and post my book review tomorrow.  It is about a great little book with BIG blessings!

Much love, Dawn~


  1. Anonymous3:34 PM

    ohh Dawn.
    My heart is breaking for you and your family right now. Just breaking. I have no words -- other than - you are in our prayers and I hope you can find peace through all of this. I pray that you will feel God's arms around you and that you will know how much you are loved and cared for. Same with your precious Abby.

    1. Anonymous4:44 PM

      Praying for you and sending love your way. It's in times like these that I wish I lived closer so I could wrap both of you up in a hug and pray for you in person! -Jennifer

    2. Thank you Erin and Jennifer... it is always a punch in the gut. No matter how many times I watch her go through it... it smacks me with grief and helplessness. Your prayers and your words of love are such comfort. Thank you... thank you so much.

    3. Anonymous11:00 PM

      Dawn, my prayers for your family and Abby continue, someday will will see the finished side of the tapestry.............

    4. Anonymous11:06 PM

      Dawn the above, anonamous comment was left from me,Deb, Joels mom I dont know how to do it any other way! Just wanted you to know that I read you and pray for you always, God Bless, Deb

    5. Oh Deb... THANK YOU so much. You are so sweet to encourage me. Your prayers for Abby are gifts to us all. You are precious. Hugs to you across the miles... hope to see you when you come to town. :0) Dawn

  2. Anonymous2:20 PM

    I'm late on this one... your faithfulness is so encouraging and inspiring Dawn. Through all of the heartbreaking and unknowns with Abby, you bring your faith to life, you rely on it to keep breathing and keep going. You prove your faithfulness over and over when you spread your wings and fly on His promises and truth, and stay in flight no matter how hard it is to keep your wings going. You're answering Heaven's call... and I and others are so humbled and grateful to witness it and to be a part of prayer for Abby. You and Abby are a heaven sent inspiration. Prayers going up for you both for answers, health, and peace. Please give precious Abby hugs from me. Love, love, love to you! ~Kim

    1. My heart soars on His wings in the wind of your words. You have no idea how your love touches me and fills me with courage and hope... offering glimpses of purpose that gently pull me forward. Your love is a precious gift. You make my soul smile and give me joy in the midst of such trials. Thank you. A thousand times, thank you.


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