I am sharing the story of my daughter’s history with seizures as a baby to offer encouragement to moms who have been through that experience of feeling helpless when our babies are sick.
This post was originally published in July 2013 after enjoying July 4th festivities with my family and looking back on how we had spent the holiday a year earlier.
The 4th of July festivities this year were particularly special for me. It was the first time my family of 4 was all together to watch fireworks. A year ago my then 8-month-old daughter was in the hospital after having another seizure. My husband and I saw some fireworks from her hospital room and our then 6-year-old son watched fireworks at Grandma and Grandpa’s house.
This year I couldn’t help but tear up as I watched both kids looking up at fireworks as we sat on a grassy hill outside on a beautiful summer evening. Below is the story of my daughter’s history with seizures as a baby. This is something I never expected to experience as a parent. I hope my story can help those that have been through similar experiences.
I was asked so many questions about her history and symptoms that I had no choice but to write down all the details I could remember for all the doctors who asked. [Read more…]