Tuesday, December 15, 2009


There are so many things I could write about - and photoes I'd love to post but for tonight all I can think about is Hannah - in hospital tonight for observation and tests after she had a seizure this afternoon. She had a brief one (her first) in Jan aged 4 and now today - for about 30 secs - it was otherwise an ordinary day. I feel so helpless. Down Syndrome is fine - but seizures? To see her 'lose it', to worry that I'm not there should it happen again. One of the Mum's I know from Han's preschool has a daughter who has seizures - she wears a helmet. Tonight I wonder how on earth can she bear to let her go? I so don't want this for Hannah. She is going so well - this is not a setback I feel able to deal with at the moment. If you are of a praying bent please do so for my gorgeous girl. I hate this part of being a parent. The vulnerability. The all too fragile peace of life.

It's midnight here - and the hospital are sendingher home - hope she and DH can get a taxi!! We have to arrange an EEG - they think there may be an underlying condition - hoepfully the EEG will show it up.


Sharon said...

That sounds scary! Thinking of you and hope the EEG gives some clues.

Cate said...

oh, that is scary. I'll be thinking of her, and you.

I just looked at the date stamp on your post, looks like you posted this a couple of days ago...any update?