Sunday noon

We’re still here in the hospital. My 12 year old had two small seizures in the night, which is good for EEG purposes. But after hearing the phone report the doc said he’d probably need more than that, so he said we should be prepared to stay another night. Sigh.

Hubby says everyone is hanging in there at home, so that is good news. I’m praying esp. for my 3 and 6 year old girlies since they are the littlest.

Here at the hospital this morning we watched Enchanted (love that movie) and now my daughter is doing some crafts. She slept fairly decently during the night but much of my night was spent listening to her breathing, trying to guess when a seizure was coming, since I’d been given the all-important task of pushing the ‘event’ button, which makes a note on the EEG to highlight ‘interesting’ stuff. Yawn. I’m hoping for a nap this afternoon.

A couple of other notes of interest. I found out yesterday that I was awarded a $250 Blogher scholarship from HP and Mamaspeaks to help with the expense of going to the event. Woohooo!!! At this point John and I are still optimistically planning on me going to Blogher, and I am praying hard that all will be well on the home front to make that possible.

And finally, I brought the best book to the hospital to read. It is called Living the Good Life, and chronicles the 6 month story of a family the grew most of their own food for 6 months in a suburban neighborhood. I don’t suppose my family will be doing that anytime soon, but it makes for a fascinating read, something I am very much appreciating today!


  1. I just caught up with what has been going on. Please know that I am praying for your family.

  2. praying for you and your family and exspecially your daughter!

  3. Continuing to keep your daughter, you, and the rest of the family in my prayers.

  4. OH, I am so excited you won! I didn’t know! And I really do hope you can be there. I need to give you a big hug!


  5. Yay! Answered prayers! Now continuing to pray that God gives the Drs wisdom to find the problem. 🙂

    And YAY! YAY! on the scholarship! You deserve it! 🙂

  6. Praying for all of you, dear Mary. Praying especially for conclusive evidence as to what needs to happen next for your sweet girl.

    How exciting that you won the scholarship!! May the Lord pave the way for you to still be able to go. I can’ t think of a better recipient! Blessings to you.

  7. i am lifting your daughter up in prayer as well as the rest of your family.
    God bless

  8. Mary, just wanted to let you know that I’m praying for you and understand what you are going through. I remember the night I spent in the hospital with a 24 hour eeg and the “event” button (on my birthday none the less!!) My son didn’t have a seizure all night and they disconnected all of the lines and the nurse walked out and, of course, then he has a seizure!! They never did figure out the cause (he had seizures from around 5 mo -2 yrs) but now he is seizure-free and is 11. But, it is so scary and they are so scary to watch. I’ll be praying for your whole family – Beth

    p.s. I’d check out the food angle as someone mentioned and, also, any Lyme disease in your area?

  9. I know when I was in the hospital with Eliza it was a bit rough on the other two kids. But, Daniel kept them happily occupied and they enjoyed having Daddy all to themselves.

    In hindsight, I believe it was truly harder on my poor heart than theirs. I was miserable… They were at home eating hot dogs and ice cream 🙂

    Still with ya in prayer, and I’m not going anywhere either.


  10. Hang in there, Mary!

  11. I’ve been following your story the last few days but haven’t been able to comment until now. (I usually blog read while I’m nursing the baby — which is great except for the whole typing comments thing.)

    Praying for you and your sweet daughter. Praying for answers and clarity and peace.

  12. I’m sending good wishes to your family and especially your daughter…

  13. Thinking of you and your daughter and prayer for wisdom for the doctor(s).
    I’m going to check out that book you mentioned. I was on vacation last week and started reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. Very similar subject matter. It caught my attention so much so that I have high-lighted thoughts throughout that I want to be able to refer to.