Monday, June 2, 2014
Seizures at School: "There's Nothing I Can Do"
Kyle went to school today. At about 11:40am the wife and I had the following text exchange.
She's grey and I'm blue.
When I got home from work I heard the whole story.
The teacher called wifey while she was clothing shopping for Kyle in Old Navy.
The teacher said "he's had a few seizures this morning"
Wifey runs out of the store and says "a few? how many?" as she's heading towards her car about to race over to the school.
Teacher: "well he had one small seizure then took a short nap shortly after he came in . then he just had another small one and is napping again now"
And wifey stopped, thought about it for a minute and said to the teacher, "you know what? there's really nothing I can do"
And that's the thing with this evil bitch known as epilepsy. If he's not having a huge long seizure that's worthy of a hospital visit or a cluster of medium size / length seizures that warrant some emergency med there really is nothing we can do.
He is just as safe if not safer at school.
Wifey: "there's really nothing I can do"
Teacher: "I know. I just thought you should know"
Wifey: "thanks. just watch him closely in his sleep and call me if he has another one and I'll come get him."
She didn't hear from the school the rest of the day.
And when she picked him up they said he had a fine, pleasant, happy, seizure free rest of the day.
At 2:53pm after school we had this text exchange.
And that indicated to me that all was back to normal... Or whatever passes for normal around our house this week. :)
That's all I got...just a little slice of life about our other ugly nemesis epilepsy.
Am I allowed to say that I hate epilepsy? Or is that insulting my child? :)
By the way let me state right away that Kyle's school and his teacher did absolutely nothing wrong in this scenario. That's not what this post was about. We got no beef with them. They are ACES!
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