My heart goes out to the Axelrod family. My best friend’s daughter, a twin, has epilepsy and is bipolar, too. She started exhibiting her symptoms before the age of twelve and at age 20, she has come through a lot. She lives with a part time home care professional who keeps an eye on her meds and her patterns of behavior.
My friend practically had to become a doctor to keep up on the protocols and drugs. Her daughter has been on everything in the pharmacy at least once. Her medical cocktails are mind boggling.
My friend’s husband, who also has epilepsy, didn’t show symptoms until he returned from Desert Storm, where he was a helicopter pilot. He is now unable to drive a car, much less fly a helicopter. He has been on disability after a long battle with the health care industry to get help.
So, I know a bit about what Axelrod is dealing with. I’ve seen what it can do to see your child in convulsions, helpless to do anything but wait for the seizure to stop. How dare anyone make a comment against that family. It’s heartbreaking.
Comment by donnah on 11/22/10 at 03:41 PM