"'Education is the Science of Relations'; that is, that a child has natural relations with a vast number of things and thoughts: so we train him upon physical exercises, nature lore, handicrafts, science and art, and upon many living books, for we know that our business is not to teach him all about anything, but to help him to make valid as many as may be of––
'Those first-born affinities,
That fit our new existence to existing things.'"

Charlotte Mason, A Philosophy of Education
with a quote from The Prelude by William Wordsworth

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Another ED trip today with an uncertain future

During good times, and especially during bad times, the Divine Mercy holds a special place in my heart ever since I saw the image of the risen Christ with those words, JESUS I TRUST IN YOU.

Nine year old Ds#1 woke up this morning and had a seizure. He was not ill nor had a recent head injury. His exam and blood work at the emergency department were normal. Simply, he had a seizure and we don't know why.

He will have an EEG, probably two, to see if that shows any signs of epilepsy. Even if that is normal, he still has a 1 in 4 chance of having another seizure in the next 3 years. Yet if it is normal he will not need to see a neurologist or be treated with anticonvulsants. Here is a good article I found explaining exactly what to expect from what happened today.

Though I have seen many seizures working in the emergency department, it simply does not compare to it happening to your own child. Please pray along with us for his good health.


Cindy said...

I have prayed for him!

Cindy said...

Me again,

Thanks for the tip about the Lewis and Clark book. I checked it out from the library Monday. That entire series is wonderful, isn't it?

Kris said...

I just realized that I did not set this blog to email me comments--I have fixed that.

Thank you so much for your prayers.

I love the blogosphere--I originally found that series when In The Sparrow's Nest used the Impressionists For Kids book.