Saturday, March 21, 2009

My First Post


I decided to start a journal talking about my experiences being the mother of a special needs child. My daughter is 19 years old now. When she was 8 months old, I was told that my daughter wouldn’t life to her 1st birthday. I planned her funeral. Needless to say, she proved the doctors wrong.

Life is a little difficult right now. My daughter is suffering from intractable seizures. She has a vagal nerve stimulator and she has had brain surgery yet she still has many, many seizures a day.

The one good thing is that she smiles through it all. She is happy and easy-going. I’m very fortunate that she does not have behavior problems. I don’t want to spend this whole post listing her medical problems. I want this to be a blog that uplifts as well as a place to vent.

Maybe it will touch someone else.

3 comments:

Beth said...

Dawn,
Lookie there! You did it!

I am looking forward to getting to know you and your daughter through your blog!

AZ Chapman said...

welcome to the bloging world

kathleen said...

Dawn, thank you, for starting your blog here so that I can get to know Taylor and your role as her mother much better.

hugs,
Kathleen