J a k e

J a k e
at the beach in Destin

Jake's story

July 21st was a normal day, as were the days of summer before. Everything was in it's place. School days were approaching and the family was enjoying the last days by the pool, ignored bedtimes and high popsicle counts.

Then July 22, 2008 came....

Jake had his first seizure. I did not recognize it as such. It was not until he had several more of these "little jerks" and bloody noses that I thought this could be seizure activity. We were scheduled to see a neurologist on August 4th, after going through our pediatrician, however we didn't make it that far. I was awakened August 1st, by Jake in a full seizure (6 minutes long)...he started to turn blue so I called 911....

Here begins our journey......

...we were taken by ambulance to the hospital. Checked in. Released. 3 more grand mal seizures after being released. Checked back in. Sent home 3 days later. Another grand mal, this one lasting a whopping 11 minutes and taken by ambulance again. Stayed at Childrens Dallas for a week. Upping meds, changing meds and mixing meds.
Diagnosis: Epilepsy
Cause: Unknown
We have now found, through some absolutely amazing family and extended family, whom I will NEVER be able to thank enough, the wonderful doctors and nurses at Cook Childrens Hospital in Fort Worth, who are continuing to help us through this. We have had another grand last thursday, and are averaging anywhere from 5-30 seizures (jerks, drops, stares) a day. I was to begin back teaching at Apollo, but am having to put that on hold until the seizures are controlled. Jake is not able to go back to school until he is 30 days seizure free. We are still waiting for that ONE day. Please pray for our family and for little Jake. Although this is not the end of the world, it is a huge hurdle we WILL overcome. Pray for courage for Jake, understanding as parents, good doctors and for the right medicines.

Jake's mom, Christine


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Stroll for Epilepsy!

The Dallas stroll for Epilepsy is just days away! If you are in the area, please Join Team All 4 Jake and come with us for a fun day at the zoo, raising Epilepsy awareness.

If you can't make it but would like to donate to the awesome cause visit Jake's page

There is also another great way to donate, but also get somthing in return. PLease visit ASI's silent auction!

You have until the 9th!
Birthday Parties
One Year of Gymnastics
Private Lessons
and three great sports packages
NNS O’Reilly Auto Parts 300
Friday April 16
2 Tickets to the Novacopy Luxury Suite
Garage and Pit Pass
Includes access to events all day with food and beverage
Value $300
NNS O’Reilly Auto Parts 300
Saturday Package April 17
2 Tickets to Novacopy Luxury Suite
Garage and Pit Pass
Includes Food and Beverage all day!
Value $400
Texas Ranger vs. Detroit Tigers
Friday Night, April 23rd.
4 Tickets to Luxury Suite
Includes food and beverage, food value $200!
Value $400 - 5 Packages available.
Stop by any ASI location today to bid!

let's go strollin'

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