Emma said I could share a little more of what is going on.
In the last ten days Emma has had two seizures. Both of them included
ambulance rides to Emergency Rooms.
The first seizure was a shock as we had absolutely NO IDEA why this was happening.
She had it on the bus coming home and landed in Beloit Memorial Hospital for a few hours.
They did a cat scan and that looked clear.
The following day Emma had an EEG and it appears on first look that she has something called
Juvenile Absence Epilepsy.
But she was put on medicine and we thought...well...that was just a one time thing...
her absence seizures were so mild we did not even know she was having a seizure.
So she went back to Chicago.
Getting in to a neurologist is pretty impossible and nobody seems as concerned about this as we do...so I came back to Wis.
Then exactly on week later she had another. It was even more of a shock....and very hard on me as Emma was in Chicago.
Thankfully I had been in touch, just that day with my friend kathyb 'from the comments.'
Kathy lives close to the city and is a nurse.
She and her husband rushed to the hospital to be with Emma until I could get there.
What a comfort to know that Emma was not alone and with kind, loving friends.
I am thankful God gave us kathyb and her Fireman.
They released Emma that night saying she was good to go.
So I am sticking close to Em until she sees a neurologist tomorrow in Chicago.
She is taking off this week of work and classes and internship.
Yesterday she felt like running.
So I drove the car behind her.
We are hoping and praying she does well with the medicine and that her seizures can be controlled without much fuss.
We really don't know much and we are looking forward to meeting with a neruologist.
Please pray for Emma.