Wednesday, November 21, 2012


The EEG did show seizure activity that funny as it is aren't directly related to the staring spells that caused us to have the EEG. The seizures are non-convulsive or absent seizures and were triggered by the virus that she had two and a half weeks ago. The weakness is one sided because her stroke effected the right side of her brain and the seizures are happening only in this brain damaged area. The weakness should improve as the medication starts working and the seizures stop. The main side effects of Keppra her medication are mood swings, weakness, and drowsiness. Pray for no side effects and no rash! Pray for no convulsive seizures! Pray for quick control of seizures and quick improvement of left sided weakness! Pray for our family! Pray for me- I am overwhelmed, exhausted and sad, but very thankful for Katie's general great health, her life, progress and a treatable diagnosis! God is good He has given me the strength through this all to do more than just survive, to thrive! My Katie is a gift and a blessing! I can't wait to see what great things she is being made to do and the beautiful woman she is growing into! I am sad today, but joy comes in the morning! I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!


  1. We will pray for Katelyn according to your requests both now and on Thanksgiving. You and she do have a lot to be thankful for. And she is so fortunate to have you, Jessica for a godly mother to help her during these challenging days ahead as you have done in the past days of her life. Our love, from Uncle Jim and Aunt Helen

  2. Jessica, I have never met you before, however I am a friend of Mary (your neighbor). I only came to know of your situation because of Mary. I have been praying for Katie every since the virus hit and have been reading your posts every since. You are an amazing woman, and an incredible mom. God has entrusted Katie to you because only you can care for her the way you do. That is an amazing gift and responsibility at the same time. My beautiful son was diagnosed with Complex partial seizures at 8mos. It was the most scariest time of my life. He has been on Phenobarbital for 9 mos and there has been no seizure activity since the meds. We have started the weaning process and continue to stand on God's word that he is healed in Jesus name. Stay strong and remember the joy of The Lord is your strength. I will continuing praying for you and your family. I would love to meet you one day. And this too shall pass. Lola B.