Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Our Pursuit of Healthiness

I decided since our move, we would try growing some of our own food not only to be a bit healthier but to teach the girls about gardening.  Jamie had fun planting our heirloom seeds of watermelon, tomatoes, pumpkins, peppers and cucumbers.  I'm not sure how they will turn out but they had fun and out of all the girls, Jamie proved to be the toughest and hung in to the end with me.  Just goes to show that epilepsy does not have to hinder anyone from being active and having fun.

Both my younger girls have chronic conditions with both taking two daily medications a day.  My youngest, almost four, suffers from an unknown pulmonary condition and nearly died two years ago.  Luckily, her medications have kept her going.  My only fear is waiting to see if she will have epilepsy too.  Jamie's epilepsy is under control and I'm happy to say that she's been on the same dosage of Keppra going on the third year and has had no seizures.  I'm happy for that in that in spite of her growing over three inches and picking up weight, her epilepsy is under control without having to up the dosage.

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