Friday, September 09, 2022

Seizures

 

 I noticed something a little off in Lottie.
She would be talking to me or telling me a story, then abruptly, 
stop and zone out for sometimes 10 seconds.
Her eyes would focus entirely elsewhere, and she would freeze.
At first, I didn't know what to think.
Then it happened more frequently throughout the day, and her
teacher at school noticed it, too.

We took her to the Pediatric Neurologist, Dr. P., who diagnosed 
her with absence seizures.
Dr. P. is amazing.  She has an old leather doctor's bag that she
carries around the office and in exam rooms.  
She is intelligent, quick, warm, and loving.
To be honest, it's been a rough go.
She struggles with her anti-seizure medication.
The liquid form makes her throw up, so we switched to pills,
but they're giant, and it's been tough for her to swallow them.

We're still trying to figure it all out.
But she's doing it.
She's so patient (I'm trying to be), and I'm so proud of her!

Dr. P. said she'd likely grow out of this when she's around 14.
That's our hope and prayer.

I'm so thankful for good brilliant doctors- especially the ones
who compassionately work with children.


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