Hi everyone, I haven't posted personal stuff on here in a long time, and I promise to be back to featuring books very shortly - hopefully by the next week. School is starting this week, we've just gotten back from vacation and also my 10-year-old son was recently diagnosed with epilepsy.
There has been good news to this as it's a mild form called absence seizures. His medication, which he has been taking for a month, has completely stopped those types of seizures, but last night he had a grand mal seizure and we had to call 911 and had to deal with the whole ambulance/ER situation.
His previous 'absence seizures' are extremely mild - most people don't even notice them. We didn't even know what they were for a couple of months. He just stares into space/losing consciousness for a few seconds, and then comes back - like he loses space and time momentarily. Finally, after we noticed these for a while, I googled, "Kids staring into space" and I had my answer.
When he was diagnosed, the doctor did say that there was a 70 percent chance that he would have a grand mal seizure at some point because of his condition. His seizure this time was the convulsing, scary kind and went on far too long - 2-3 minutes. It's scary for a mom to go through, but thankfully, it happened in the best case scenario - both my husband and I were home; in fact, we were playing a board game on the floor with Luke, which I don't think the three of us have EVER done in our lives.
He is well now, and we are prepared if it happens again, which we don't know if it will or not. We have another neurologist appointment on Friday, which was already scheduled. I'm so thankful for all of the paramedics, firefighters, ER workers and doctors who helped us last night. They definitely do not get the credit they truly deserve.
So, with all of this going on, and with school starting THIS Wednesday, it will be a big surprise if I get to feature a book this week. I will try my best, and if I do, it will go up on Thursday. If I don't get a chance to, please don't give up on reading Booking with Manic -- I do have SOOOO many books scheduled still, I just need a few days or a week to calm down and breathe.
Thank you for your constant support!
xo steph aka Manic