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Falling down the rabbit hole...

Who remembers their first time?  For most people saying that question they would be referring to something else.  When you have epilepsy it is a whole different story.  345 more words


E is for Epilepsy: Good News, Less Good News, and Adjustments

A few weeks ago, we saw Jake’s neurologist for test results from his latest EEG.  Because I didn’t post about the EEG and since Jake is super cute, I’ll walk you through the EEG first. 1,158 more words

Adventures In Medicine

Tramadol Reaction

So this post is meant to inform anyone interested in my reaction to the pain medication tramadol. I should have never been prescribed this medication, let alone twice! 830 more words


It’s easy to let self pity invade your mind, especially when you have a medical condition that limits you. It’s easy to say “poor me I can’t be normal like everyone else”. 283 more words


I hate seizures so much

Such a sad week, Conner’s seizures have become worse. He now is having 3-5, 1-2 minutes grand mals 70-100 infantile spasms a day. He desaturated during his grand mals, and is now foaming at the mouth with these ones. 64 more words

Special Needs

The Year in Review ~ 2014

What a year it’s been! Good, bad, and everything in between. Emma recovered from her surgery in September 2013 like a champ. Winter turned into spring and Emma experienced the grand mal (probably febrile) seizure at my Mom’s house in early April. 1,793 more words

Living with Epilepsy

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to this short post on living with epilepsy.  I know that some of you were expecting the third and final post in my shoulder surgery series (I apologise to those who are); I assure you that delight is still to come.   1,041 more words