2016 Update

So I haven’t really kept up with regular posts on this blog as with many other things, but life has been busy.

So let me just give you an update on my life. Most will not be interested, but here it is.

1. I have decided to go back to school and gain some more credentials for what I already know. Already got to skip a few classes by testing out of them.

2. The website design business has been busy, with several new customers. I still need to expand on my reasons to have a website and create that Power Point.

3. It has been almost 2 years since my daughters first seizure, but at times she goes months without having them. When she has them they are short and we have gotten a lot more use to it.

So that is pretty much my life these days. I will try to get back into updating this blog more with some great information for all of you and perhaps expand on a few of the things I have mentioned here.

Happy New Year!!! 2016

A poem from the early 2000’s

I was speaking with a Facebook friend a few months back and told him that I had a few poems published years ago. So here is one that I had published called “Every Moment.”

Sunshine, moonlight, and stars light the sky
such beauty surrounds us and I cannot say why

Sometimes it’s cloudy and rain fills our life
but when it’s all over, the rainbows survive

There’s love, hate, day and night
there’s me and there’s you, that just can’t be right

The word should be us and not me and you
that’s how it should be; “us,” me and you

No more rain or clouds from now on
we’d see only rainbows, the rain would be gone

I can’t see a rainbow, the clouds will not lift
a rainbow, a star to give as a gift

When the rain stops and the sun shines
I’ll enjoy every moment, as though it were mine.

 

I believe I wrote this around the year 2000. 🙂

Daughters first epileptic seizure

Not what I expected my first post to be about, but it happened and some time has passed and I am going to write about it here.

A few weeks ago was one of the scariest moments of my life. I was already asleep and at some point after that, my 6 year old daughter climbed into bed with me and went to sleep next to me. From what I am told she was asleep fr about 30 minutes when I felt her repeatedly bumping me and making a repeating sound from her mouth. It woke me up and my first thought was that she was playing around, but when I saw her eyes going back and forth and she wasn’t responding at all to me I could tell she was having a seizure.

Besides that I didn’t know what was happening or why. For all I knew, she could have been dying. We called 911 and went to the hospital and were released several hours later. over the next week she had several tests including CT, EEG, and MRI. Fortunately the majorly evil things like a huge tumor was ruled out, but 4 days after her first seizure she had a second.

To make a long story shorter, she was diagnosed with Benign Rolandic Epilepsy. A form of epilepsy that they expect she will grow out of before she is a teenager, be controlled with medication, and if more seizure occur they will most likely be at night.

The week from her first seizure to the time she was diagnosed and put on medication was a week of sleepless nights for me. I slept on her floor next to her bed every night and for the first couple of nights I set an alarm on my phone to go off every 15 to 30 minutes so I could wake up and check on her.

It has been almost 3 weeks since her last seizure. She has not had anymore since she has been on medication and everything is getting back to normal including my sleep. There are still slow days at work when I have a lot of time to think and paranoid thoughts cross my mind and I just want to come home and see my children, but hopefully life will normalize from here out and rearguards of all the paranoid fears in my head, my daughter will be just fine and grow up to have a normal life.