Obviously, that plan hasn't exactly worked out.
We watch his diet much more carefully than we would have otherwise, and we make sleep a priority for him even more than we did with M at that age. I tell him he's alright and to dust himself off when he gets hurt, just like I did with M, but I also watch a little longer to make sure he starts breathing again. And though we still discipline him consistently, I admit to sometimes using a gentler tone when scolding L, since so many of his seizures are emotionally triggered.
But, until now, it really hadn't influenced any major decisions we made.
|The preschool little siblings|
L never actually had a seizure during preschool, but he almost always cried when Whim dropped him off. And because crying is one of his triggers, it made the other moms nervous. I totally understand - seizures are scary even when you are used to them. While I am comfortable pushing L to do important things, even at the risk of seizures, I'm not as comforatable putting our friends in the position of having to deal with them without us there to help. I just wonder if we're doing him a disservice by not letting him tough this out?