Theo was born by emergency caesarian but was very healthy, with no sign of anythiung being wrong until he was just short of 6 months old. He had a seizure lasting 14 minutes. At hospital, we were told that the seizure was longer than normal and at a young age.
2 months later, he had another seizure. On the way to hospital, he stopped breathing. He was resusitated on arrival at hospital but the seizure lasted for about 3 hours. He was put on life support and transported to Guy's hospital London.
Every 2-3 weeks thereafter, he had a long seizure and was ventilated about 6 times. But his development remained on track. He was a mystery to all the doctors and medical staff who saw him.
At 2 1/2 Theo had what we now know to be a non conulsive seizure, lasting 3 days. Shortly after, he suffered a severe regression.
Now aged 9, he has not regained any speech and is totally reliant upon others for help with everything.
He is a beautiful little boy and so happy.