A puppy for B

by statia on September 2, 2010

So, I have sixty different things to write about, but I am currently having brain zaps, no thanks to forgetting to take my crazy pills yesterday, and THEN losing my debit card, so that I was up a creek when I had to go and get my refill.   I’m back in the land of the medicated, but now everything has this really pretty glow to it, and my brain is going BZZZT at random intervals.    And ooooooh, SPARKLY.

Anyway, I came across this blogger a few weeks ago, you know, one of those worm holes that you find yourself in during the wee hours because you’ve already watched every episode of Renovation Realities.   As you do.   But oh yeah, this blogger, Elizabeth (@Ferg_e), has a son, Bradyn, who has epilepsy.   Now, I knew someone with epilepsy when I was growing up.  Not fun.  She once passed out in the middle of Spanish class from a seizure (not one of those writhing around foaming at the mouth kind.  One of the quiet brain, poof, pass out, kind).  The teacher thought she was kidding around, and we all watched in horror as he KICKED HER in the head.  Not hard,  like a nudge, but still, REALLY?  Who does that?

Anyway, because her little boy is special needs, and I walk in those shoes too, I want so badly to buy Bradyn a service dog that they’re currently waiting for.  They have to raise a certain amount of money before they’re able to take ownership of a dog.  It’s a lot of money, and it could take a long time.   Time that is precious.   This dog could save his life.   So basically, what I’m trying to say, is can you spare a couple of bucks to help Bradyn get his puppy?  Or maybe pass the info along so to spread the word?

I realize this is so disjointed, but you get the jist of it.


Ferg_e September 2, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU! For your donation and for helping spread the word!

And your story. The one about the teacher kicking the girl in the head…. I get it it was a joke and it was soft kick…

It made my tummy hurt and my head hurt and my fingers hurt and maybe my knees and def my heart hurt. Not out of anger or outrage or anything like that but because I know how easy it would be to not realize it’s a seizure. Uggggghhhh I don’t even feel comfortable leaving B with a babysitter cuz you know “what if he has one and they miss it?”…..

statia September 2, 2010 at 6:54 pm

I felt like that for so long with Mini, just because he has such a hard time communicating. I thought, “what if they hurt him and he can’t tell me?” Thankfully, I’ve found a good sitter, who has a brother with special needs.

One of his speech therapists from Early Intervention has a daughter with a seizure disorder. She hasn’t had a good night’s sleep in years. I could not even imagine.

Swistle September 3, 2010 at 8:14 am

Oh, man. YES, now I want him to have the puppy too. The story about the teacher thinking the girl was kidding—I wonder if he still thinks about that and feels awful/sick? Ack.

Regina September 3, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Statia – get a bottle of L-Theanine (amino acid) to keep in the house. If you forget the crazy pills, you can take the theanine which will chill out the brain zaps. I used it when had to go off the pills cold turkey and they made a HUGE difference.
Thank you for sharing about Bradyn. Headed over there now!

Old School/New School Mom September 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm

What a great post! I’m on an airplane now, but when I get home I’m going to check out her blog and donate a few bucks.

Also yay for medication!

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