Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Neonatal seizures

"He was a blue baby, Mom said.  When he was born, he couldn't breathe and came into the world having a seizure.  Whenever Mom told the story, she would hold her arms rigid and clench her teeth and go bug-eyed to show how Brian looked.  Mom said when she saw him like that she thought, Uh-oh, looks like this one's a goner, too.  But Brian lived.  For the first year of his life, he kept having those seizures, then one day they just stopped.  He turned into a tough little guy who never whined or cried, even the time I accidentally pushed him off the top bunk and he broke his nose."

Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

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