I'm not good at dealing with stress
Friday, March 07, 2014
My daughter who is going to college in another state just started having some pretty major health problems about 2.5 weeks ago. She had 6 seizures in the matter of a couple days (none prior) and was taken to the hospital where they said she has white matter on her brain. They released her under the conditions with agreement from the college that she would never be alone and could not do things like drive or her job duties as a swim instructor/lifeguard. They then set her up an appointment with a doctor for a week and a half later. Well last Wednesday she woke up thinking it was Monday and was rushed back to the hospital where they did some more tests. She was released after a few hours and was told that amnesia can sometimes "just happen". What?? Okay, Mamma mode is telling me with all her symptoms and things happening it has to be related!
She finally had her appointment this Wednesday and was now referred to a cardiologist because now they think it is her heart. They said she has an irregular heartbeat and has to wear a monitor until her visit with a prominent cardiologist in Chicago this coming week. They said her heart gets really slow at times and could be cutting off the blood flow to her brain in turn causing the seizures. She has had 2 more seizures since the episode of having 6 within a few days and both have been at night when she is sleeping. I would think that the doctors would be handling her situation a little more seriously but I know I am more anxious because she is my daughter.
Needless to say I have been eating out of control, not exercising and in general not really taking good care of myself because of the worry and stress. Anyone else been through anything similar?