Callie is an energetic, smart and lovable 3 and a half year old girl with epilepsy. Epilepsy is a seizure disorder.
At 9 months old, Callie had her first seizure. We initially believed it was a condition called febrile seizure, which is brought on by a fever. The seizure lasted about 6 minutes and Callie stopped breathing momentarily. We performed a couple rescue breaths on her and she started breathing on her own.
Callie has since had many more seizures. Her biggest seizure and by far the most scary lasted for 2 hours. These are known as a “status seizures" and it resulted in a paramedic helicopter ride to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center with an overnight stay in the pediatric intensive care unit.
Currently Callie is on the Ketogenic Diet and the anti epileptic drug Keppra.
In between seizures life has been pretty normal, as Callie attends preschool and is your typical toddler. As of now we are trying to stay hopeful, strong, and carry on with a normal life raising our two kids Bodie, 5 and Callie 3, of course.
The purpose of this Gofundme page was to help with certain expenses. We do have insurance, however with some medications not covered, the ketogenic diet, and co-pays it starts to add up. Also, when Callie has a seizure Darlene does not work for multiple days with no employee leave time. Thank you! Please don't feel obligated!!! Prayers and love are great too! calliescause.org