Elin started having seizures
My daughter, Cadi-Elin (I call her Elin), turned six last October. She was born into this world on 31 October 2008 – a healthy 7lb 14oz. In early 2011, when Elin was two, there was a sudden change in her behaviour. My happy and contented child quickly became difficult, less engaging and less sociable. As time went on she became more and more agitated. Some may even have described her as ‘possessed’.
February 2012 was the start of a long, difficult journey for all who cared and loved Elin. For example she would be walking normally then stop still, as if in a daydream. I thought nothing of this at first but it happened increasingly over the next month or two and Elin’s face would go red and she’d start to dribble.
I researched seizures online and it seemed that Elin may be a victim of some form of epilepsy. The next year and a half was extremely difficult. The seizures very quickly progressed from being mild, infrequent, ‘absence’ seizures to full-on, violent ‘grand mal’ seizures. These would last a couple of minutes each.