Thursday, May 26, 2011

Freaking out....

Memorial Day weekend is usually a weekend my kids look forward to with eager anticipation.  In addition to signaling that there are only a few weeks of school left before summer break, almost as's also when all the outdoor pools open for the summer!   Usually I really look forward to taking the kids swimming on an almost daily basis, since it's one of the few activities the whole family enjoys.  This year, however, I can't help but be a tad bit freaked out about it! 

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Absence Seizure Definition

By Mayo Clinic staff Absence seizure — also known as petit mal seizure — involves a brief, sudden lapse of conscious activity. Occurring most often in children, an absence seizure may look like the person is merely staring into space for a few seconds.

Compared with other types of epileptic seizures, absence seizures appear mild. But that doesn't mean they can't be dangerous. Children with a history of absence seizure must be supervised carefully while swimming or bathing, because of the danger of drowning. Teens and adults may also be restricted from driving, riding bikes, and other potentially hazardous activities.

Absence seizures can usually be controlled with anti-seizure medications. Many children outgrow absence seizures in their teen years, though some may eventually develop grand mal seizures.

Good thing I just got a cute new swimsuit, because it looks like I'll be spending a whole lot more time in the water this year than I normally do.   



Denise said...

ohmyword. the things you have to worry about!

hang in there!

Chrissy said...

You and Ellie are tough as nails! I promise there are plenty of other moms at your pool that will help (I would if I had a membership!).
BTW--where'd ya score an awesome bathing suit? I need one so badly!

Lara said...

Lands End by far has the best selection of swimsuits. I usually wait for a good coupon and order our suits each year. I love how you can mix and match the tops and bottoms, so you can get exactly what you want!

annalisa said...

I'll come swimming with you all sometimes and be in charge of Ellie.
I can't believe it's almost summer! Time is flying.

Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

Just add "life guard" to your list of mom jobs! :-) She's adorable in that flowery swim suit!

melissa said...

she's such a cutie! I hope you have a great time at the pool :)

Katie said...

One advantage of being as cute as she is, is that ALL eyes will be on her!

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