Monday, 20 June 2011
When Max was in the ED the doctors noticed that he had a twitch. The next day, he was twitching non stop on his right side. No one knew if he was having seizures or if it was just an innocent twitch. The doctors commenced him on anti-seizure medications just in case. Later that afternoon as the twitching got worse he had an EEG. I giggled at him, looking like a spaghetti head as he peacefully slept in his morphine tainted daze. After the EEG, he went for an MRI scan. The nurses were hopeful that he could be removed from his ventilator when he got back. As Max was about to leave for the MRI he had a full seizure. There was no doubt anymore, it was real and it was horrible. When Max returned from his MRI the news wasn't good. The EEG had revealed that he was having seizures virtually non stop and this was putting added pressure on his brain. The anti seizure medication wasn't working so that night my baby boy was put in a medically induced coma.I read Max a story as the nurse injected the anaesthetic and I sang 'incy wincy spider' as his eyes closed. Later that night I went to the pub and I drank.