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Seizures, Prayer, and Questions

November 5, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:7

I need this verse to be real in my life today.  Today has been a roller coaster of emotion.  Just yesterday in one of my meetings I thanked some of our staff for their prayers, patients, and grace that they have shown our family over the last two months.  If you are a reader of the blog you know that the last two months have been filled with ER visits and stress.  Over the last two months Jackson has visited the the ER 4 different times and today, he was taken by ambulance.

As I was spending time with God this morning Stephanie yells from me from our room.  I run in there and Jackson is having a full blown seizure.  I call 911 thinking it would be the fastest way to get care.  In the back of my head I am thinking he will stop seizing at anytime, but he doesn’t.  When the EMT’s arrive Jackson is still seizing, they tried to stabilize him but couldn’t get him stabilized.  They take him to the closest hospital to get the medical attention he needs.

Once there he stabilizes for a little while but then has another seizure.  This caused the doctor and vurse to rule out a febrile seizure.  The type of seizure that comes on when you temperature goes from point a to point b really fast.  Jackson has had this type of seizure before.  It is really scary for those watching but they say it doesn’t do any damage to the child.  So, we don’t know exactly what we are facing now.  Jackson seizure today had to last at least 15-20 minutes, unless time stood still, I don’t think that is an exaggeration.  The good news is that the CT Scan and Chest X-Ray came back good.  They say he has a red ear so that is a sign of an ear infection (I hope that isn’t an indication or start of a new problem).  Our neurologist wanted us to be transferred to a hospital he has jurisdiction over so they moved us to Medical Center of Plano, where we have been all afternoon as Jackson sleeps off the meds and the affects of the seizure.  We still haven’t talked to our neurologist so we are taking that to mean maybe it’s not that bad.

So we sit and wait for answers.  Thanks to all that have prayed with us and for us today.  We do believe God is still in control.  Please continue to pray for us.


  1. November 5, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Awww Poor little guy! Hang in there. I’m glad he’s stable. I pray that they find out what is causing this and what you can do to help him. I’m thinking about you guys. Let me know if you need Josiah to come over. He’s always welcome:-)

  2. Rick Caskey
    November 5, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Hey we’re in your corner. We’ll be praying for you.

  3. Liz
    November 5, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    We’re continuing to pray…
    Love you guys!

  4. joana1n
    November 5, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    We are praying for y’all.

  5. November 5, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Oh man, I can’t image what you guys are going through. My wife, Jaime, and I will be praying for Jackson and for you guys.

  6. jim
    November 6, 2008 at 12:18 am

    we’re praying for jackson and for your family.

  7. Kristy
    November 6, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Hang in there…this family is praying for you and, of course, we will do anything you need!

  8. Sandra Tollison
    November 6, 2008 at 12:56 am

    As always, I will be praying for you all! Love you 4! Sandra

  9. November 6, 2008 at 7:52 am

    Keep us updated – we’re all praying for you!!

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