We had our annual appointment with our hero neurologist yesterday.
Much of the appointment was spent discussing the importance of sleep.
Rose is a night owl.
She has a third-shift life while the rest of the world sleeps.
There is a kink in her schedule this summer.
She has a first-shift job.
Sleep deprivation is a seizure-provoker.
Rose cannot drive if she has another seizure.
A sleep-aid was prescribed.
Will she take it?
That’s up to Rose.
“Mama-Uber driver” would appreciate it.
Is Rose adult enough to make the best choice?
Old habits are hard to break.
I am hoping for wisdom and maturity.
We shall see.
Folks with epilepsy have a whole extra set of preparation for trips.
Rose packs seizure supplies in addition to everything else.
To prep for her trip with peers,
we purchased some downloads from The Epilepsy Foundation of America.
These were 8.5 by 11 inches.
I reduced them on my printer and printed them on card stock.
Then laminated them, punched holes and attached ribbons or clips.
Rose gave some to the people she will be travelling with.
She will also attach copies to her belongings.
That way there will always be instructions on what to do on hand
IF she has a seizure.
Proactive is so much better than reactive.
I will share this with the EFA.
Maybe they will produce something like this for travelers.