Monday, June 18, 2007

Well, never a dull moment here at the Cunningham House...

Last week, on June 9, my daughter Allie woke up and experienced another seizure. Now these are benign, rolandic epilectic in nature, which means they occur upon waking from sleep, usually last no longer than 3 minutes, and the patient outgrows them by age 13 or 14. They tend to cause no harm but are scary to go through. Allie's seizure was pretty textbook that day, and her history shows that this occurs every 6-7 months.  Unfortunately she had another seizure yesterday...Father's Day, and this one was more atypical in that she didn't really come out of it like she usually does. Her left side remained numb, even when she stopped convulsing, and she had a petit mal seizure even after we got her to the Emergency Room. They put her on a loading dose of meds right away to stop the seizures, and we stayed overnight in the hospital. Fortunately, she's doing remarkably well now and is back to her old self, but will remain on meds for about 2-3 years, especially since she's going through puberty. She slept really well while in the hospital, and that's the key to this whole condition....she needs quality sleep; so hopefully that will continue. I'm just praising God for protecting her and for guiding us through this whole ordeal. I had to reach the point where I surrendered everything to Him and let Him take over because it was too much for me to carry and handle on my own. I'm so glad I did because putting Him in charge was exactly what needed to be done. She woke up, knew exactly where she was and why, and declared that she was better and ready to go home! The nurses got such a kick out of her.

So, as you can guess, I'll be a little busy with Miss Allie for a bit, and will have to take some time off from blogging. I'll be posting every now and then as things settle down. Thanks so much for keeping the four of us in your prayers, and if there is anything, no matter how big or small, we can keep in prayer for you, please email me and let me is a good thing to have people praying for you, believe me, I know! Here's a couple of verses from Psalms a friend gave to me today. I love this...

"If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter,
No evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your dwelling"
Psalm 91: 9-10