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


Thursday, September 9, 2010


For about a year now some of my bff's and I have been discussing doing a bible study together. Since we don't live near each other this has proven to be quite difficult. We have tried to get it going on email, but "life" happens and the hectic days of being a moms took over, so unfortunately it never really came to fruition.

However, my friend Leslie, has now set up an awesome blog.

The blog is a place for us to not only vent and discuss what we have read and what the reading means to us, but to also, and most importantly, a place to learn how to come closer to the Lord during these fast moving times.

I am particularly excited, as trying to cope with a special needs child, realizing what that means to our family, and adjusting to this situation has proven to be quite difficult.

It has certainly opened our eyes to the fact that life is certainly nothing we should take for granted and that we should always live each moment to its fullest.

However, sometimes, to balance living this way and "everyday life", that is....school, work, soccer, husband traveling, normal parental duties and especially those that go along with caring for Jake, has proven to be quite difficult.

If you are a mom, wife, sister, or friend come learn with us how to juggle all that goes along with being the best of each.

This is your invitation to come on over and learn with us!

Leslie has set up a reading schedule that is not at all rigorous.

Stop by and join us...we would love to have you!

M.I.S.S.- Moms searching for inspiration, spirituality and support

"As Jesus and his disciples were on their way
he came to their village where a woman name Martha opened her home to him
She had a sister called Mary
who sat at his feet listening to what he said" Luke 10:38

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