She had a SEIZURE IN THE CAR! // not safe!

Before I show the whole seizure, I’m going to explain the circumstances and why I didn’t immediately stop to help my daughter. But skip ahead to 01:12 if you just want to watch the seizure.

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On our way to the hospital for a treatment earlier this week, Raelynn had a seizure in the car. But as you’ll see in the video, I didn’t pull over to help her until over a minute passed.

If you’ve seen any of Raelynn’s other seizures on this channel, you know that that first minute is the most crucial to help her. That’s when she’s going to choke on saliva. That’s when she’s going to thrust her arms out violently. That’s when she really needs the most help.

But the problem was, we were on a highway between towns, and there was just nowhere to pull off to the side so I could help her. So I don’t know if you can see it in the video, but I was constantly checking the rearview mirror for that minute so I could see if Raelynn was okay. I was very concerned that she would aspirate on her saliva, or hurt her arm on her wheelchair.

As soon as I got to the next town, there was a spot to pull over and help her, so I did. Fortunately, Raelynn was ok, so after I watched her for another minute, I got back in and we drove off.

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The links below show a few seizures Raelynn has had throughout the years:

▶️ 17 months old: youtu.be/6BEdEB-OJXw
▶️ 18 months old: youtu.be/XhZMx7GHzBk
▶️ 21 months old: youtu.be/WXOeCJKECb8
▶️ 2 years old: youtu.be/om0LVyj74Xs
▶️ Almost 3 years old: youtu.be/pVMUT-pg0zU
▶️ 6 years old: youtu.be/EYNXrQSr9ug
▶️ 8 years old: youtu.be/GcIrDB5qkT0

A few playlists you may find helpful:
⏩ Seizures: youtube.com/watch?v=…
⏩ Tobii Dynavox: youtube.com/watch?v=…
⏩ Assistive Equipment: youtube.com/watch?v=…
⏩ Medical Procedures: youtube.com/playlist…
⏩ Living Life with Disabilities: youtube.com/playlist…

ABOUT RAELYNN’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Raelynn has epileptic encephalopathy, global developmental delay, cerebral palsy, cortical vision impairment, and I could go on and on. In fact, I’ll go on a little more. Raelynn is quadriplegic. She has a gastro-jejunal (GJ) tube through which she “eats” all of her food. She has a vagus nerve stimulator (vns), and is currently getting intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) treatments to hopefully help with her seizures. She regularly wears a shaker vest, uses a nebulizer, and a cough assist machine to help her breath better, especially when she seems extra susceptible to aspirating on her oral secretions.

Raelynn’s been to the doctor more times than the rest of our family combined!

In this whole situation, if we were looking for hope in our circumstances, we honestly wouldn’t find much. Raelynn will probably always be in a wheelchair. She’ll probably always be fed via a food pump. She’ll probably never talk. And she has virtually no chance of getting better.

I can’t tell you how many times people have told me, “God can heal her.” I’ve actually come to find it a little funny when people say that (and I’m a pastor!). I know that God CAN heal her, and I know that God will heal her in eternity, but the point of life is not that we wouldn’t have difficult circumstances.

God is using Raelynn exactly as she is right now. I see how much I’m a better person because of Raelynn. I see the ways God has changed my family, the things He’s taught us, the people He’s put us in connection with, all because of Raelynn’s problems. When I see how much God uses her disabilities, I see that God takes the bad things, the hard things, the hopeless circumstances of our lives and brings beauty, goodness, and hope from them all.

That’s what this channel’s about.

We post videos of Raelynn’s life, seizures, and other disabilities to this channel three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday).

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