I had a completely different post planned for today. But...life is unexpected. Last evening quite out of the blue, Daniel (our 18 year old) had a grand mal seizure. It was a long one - and he experienced quite a long period of amnesia afterwards. The fire truck and aid car helped out and after a trip to the ER and lots of testing he was sent home with a referral to a neurologist.
We know there is no brain tumor or anything of that nature - we don't know if there is anything else - so the specialist will let us know about that. We do suspect it may be a combination of lack of sleep, an energy drink he had with a friend and maybe some other factors that just made his brain go crazy. The thing with seizures is that there is no real way to tell what causes them sometimes.
Because this happened in front of several of our younger kids there has been lots of comforting and snuggling going on today. Grand mal seizures are very dramatic and scary to witness and since it happened at church there were lots of panic stricken teens about. The event actually was pretty chaotic.
We strive to lead a quiet life. I tell my kids the goal is to stay off the 6 o'clock news (which thankfully we did last night :0)!!!) I don't really do well with drama of any kind. The last few months we have become too acquainted with the ER - yucky stress - but last night was ickier than we've had - Hubby and I very worried (of course) - scared kids at home (of course) - but on top of that was a bunch of hysterical teenagers milling around. Wowie!!!
There is lots to be thankful for - Dan wasn't driving when it happened, that he wasn't alone, that there is nothing but his weird teenage boy brain in his head and probably many more things I can't even see right now!!
God is good and He is in charge and I'm so glad! But I am wondering...When does this Mama get a rest?!!!
P.S. Energy Drinks are forever banned for my kids!!!!!! :0)