A few weeks ago, Afua began to have staring spells and we suspected focal seizures. Teachers and therapists all saw them and we made an appointment with our neurologist. they couldn't get us in for 10 days so we waited and documented the seizures.
Before we could get to that appointment, we had to be rushed to the ER and admitted to the hospital. She was having a hard time, we just didn't know with what....
|EEG leads were in and we waited for results|
At the hospital we discovered that Afua had been bleeding in her stomach for weeks and this imbalance was bringing forth the seizures. We were in good hands and a quick procedure was performed under anesthesia.
Once we were home, I was sure our cochlear implant surgery would be canceled, but our surgeon was comfortable with us going ahead. Flu season was approaching and the surgery needed to happen before then. We had two weeks of blissful happiness at home before the surgery.
|within a day at home, she was happy again|
|snuggles with daddy|
Today, we are home after a successful cochlear implant surgery and Afua is recovering well. In the coming days, I will tell you all about it.
Parenting a child with special needs is unpredictable. I am grateful for the timing of all of this though, we absolutely needed to know about Afua's bleeding before we had the cochlearn implant surgery. Now that it's diagnosed and under control, she is more comfortable and happier than she had been in weeks, even months.