When you give a kid a sucker, then you forget that you gave it to her, and she forgets she is sucking on it so she drops it in the most obscure corner of the house, and it stays there for weeks until mom is looking for something else and finds it stuck to the wall and carpet, what will you find attached to it besides wall and carpet fibers? Naturally you would find a small, dead cricket. Then, being the person that I am, I did not immediately throw it away because that would take too much energy to walk all the way to the garbage, so I set it on the TV stand and forgot about it. Then in the morning we let our child out of her cage and she made it down stairs before we did...... and what do you think happened when she noticed the lollipop sitting on the TV stand? Of course she popped it right in her mouth and enjoyed it immensely until her dad made it down stairs and found that innocent little girl sucking on a cricket lollipop. Kill me now.
Our daughter, Nadezhda, was diagnosed in May 2010 with Dravet Syndrome at age 3. It is a rare and severe form of epilepsy. This blog is for updates on our lives, our thoughts, and feelings. Everyone needs a voice, and here, ours may be heard.
Also, while epilepsy is often misunderstood, Dravet Syndrome is altogether unheard of. We would like to be informative about Dravet Syndrome and supportive for others dealing with similar circumstances.