My Brother In-Law


In the week before Christmas my brother in-law Ed had a fall, he fell over on his face and was unconscious and had to be taken to hospital. He had not been drinking or anything and had his daughter my niece Temika with him they were visiting a mate of his and his mates family. The mate rang my sister who arranged for a friend to watch her baby Denni while she went to where Ed was.

I would like to say it was no big deal but that would be a lie it was a big deal, Ed ended up in hospital for a couple of days. At first after they examined him they were going to send him home but then he had 10 seizures in a short period of time and had to have a CT Scan. The doctors told my sister that they may have to put him into an induced coma, you can imagine how this upset my sister but first they said they would try him on some medication to stop the seizures. Thankfully the medication worked.

The doctors have now said he has Epilsey and he is on medication, he has been told he can’t drive for a while. He doesn’t have to worry about work as he is unemployed at the moment but I guess it may affect him finding another job.  I guess only time will tell.

9 thoughts on “My Brother In-Law

  1. Hi Joanne — my youngest daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy two years ago. never had a seizure before and then… she had one while at University in the netherlands and then a couple more when she returned to Canada.

    she too is now on drugs and she is doing amazing! She has had minimal side effects from the drugs and is once again driving.

    Life is good and if I didn’t know she was taking the drugs, I’d mostly forget. she cannot forget. She has to take the drugs — though at times, she wants to believe it’s ‘all gone’. but, if she wants to drive, she has no choice….

    Hugs to you and your family.

  2. Wow Joanne – what an unusual turn of events. I’m glad Ed is doing better and that it’s something they’re aware of and can monitor. God bless you all and sending hugs. 🙂

  3. Prayers for Ed and your family. I know it is devastating learning that you have an illness, but it is something they can monitor – glad that he is doing alright other wise. Hugs!

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