Project Seizure-Freeedom

I have found that through the most difficult and painful times in my life is

when I have grown the most and God never left me.

He hasn't left you either.

Monday, November 15, 2010

When the last post was created, it was written with the thinking that this next blog would follow soon after. However, life changed for us with the onset of another seizure and the realization that we were back in the battle again. Now that we've adjusted, the quest continues to remain seizure free and my duties as a blogger continue. Please accept my apology for taking so long to complete "the rest of the story" as Paul Harvey would say. 

The first morning of the International Christian Retail Show in St. Louis, Larry had planned to drop me off to meet with my publisher and the media, then take the kids out to breakfast. Our plans came to a sudden halt when Mathew called for me in a serious tone. Something was wrong with Christina. She was limp and unconscious, lying on the hotel room bed.

Larry called 911 and I positioned Christina in my arms and held her head. At first my mind couldn't wrap around what was happening. A stroke? Did she hit her head? The idea that she could be having a seizure‑it had been eight-and-a-half years‑entered my mind last along with the thought, This cannot be happening!

Two stern paramedics arrived five minutes after the call. As they walked down the hotel hallway, Mathew waved them on to our room. Christina was still, limp, and her breathing was shallow. We didn't know this at the time, but when Mathew was waving for the paramedics, a hotel employee overheard one of the paramedics mumble, "She's only having a seizure!" as if the inconvenience of hurrying was uncalled for. 

As they put Christina into the ambulance and were working on her, I called my friend Betsy and asked for prayer. She immediately emailed everyone in our prayer group. Then, I phoned my publisher, Tim, and explained what was happening. The Ambassador team went into prayer for us as well.