Thursday, February 14, 2008

Someone I love...

This is my entry for the Noteworthy Challenge by Scrapbukan. This layout is very special to me because the subject is my daughter Ally. Just last month, she had a seizure & was rushed to the hospital. She had cough & colds when it happened but had no fever so the possibility of febrile convulsions is ruled out. She had another episode while at the hospital. She had an EEG done & MRI was done just yesterday (no results yet).There hs been no seizure recurrence & she remains to be a a happy, playful, & active little girl, as if nothing happened to her. As mothers, I know that on top of our list of wishes & prayers is good health for our children.

I would also like to thank everyone who texted/called me during this time (I haven't even erased the text messages yet). The messages were really touching & I appreciate it so much.



Journaling:
We were caught so unaware when you suddenly had a seizure that one day in January. You were just playing, with no fever when it happened. It was very scary for me to be rushing you to the hospital, not knowing what was going to happen. So many thoughts & questions were going through my head but MOST of all, I wanted you to be all right. When you woke up right after your seizure, you instantly gave me a smile. A smile that somewhat reassured me that things are going to be just fine. It has been almost a month since this happened. There has been no seizure recurrence, BUT there are still tests to be done to find out what really caused your seizure. Right now, you seem to be enjoying your life as a little girl. Watching you play & discover the world around you, feeling your soft kisses, hearing you call me mimi, seeing you smile… these are just a few things that melt my heart. As your mother, there is nothing I can hope & pray for even more than for your complete recovery. Daddy & I will ALWAYS be by your side. We will take care of you. We will remain STRONG for you. We will continue to BELIEVE that everything will be fine. ‘Coz that’s what loving you is all about.
God is by our side & He is good all the time. We love you Ally.

2 comments:

yvette said...

i can imagine how scared you must have been. I've been in similar situation(s) with my daughter (she contracted(?) Kawasaki disease when she was barely a year old), and have been hospitalized twice more after that, though not as frightening as a seizure. i hope nothing is seriously wrong with your daughter. Amber and i will include her in our prayers.

Charisse L. Gutierrez, M.D. said...

Thanks yvette! Scary talaga when kids get sick. I hope amber has fully recovered from kawasaki disease.