In January 2007, Annie came down with another cold, and after giving her some medicine, I put her in to bed. The next morning, we woke up to a little girl in status epilepticus, postured, blue, and a thread away from death. After the paramedics got her to the hospital, they placed another IO, and then started assessing the damage. After being in a coma about a week, and in the hospital for 52 days, we took home a little girl who is unable to walk, talk, or eat. She also suffers from daily seizures. She takes 3 seizure medicines, as well as the daily hydrocortisone.
If I didn’t believe in heaven, and that Annie will be healed one day, I don’t think I could deal with this. It truly has been a parent’s worst nightmare. But we have learned to be grateful for a little girl who can still smile, laugh, and is happiest on someone’s lap.