Knox has been a fighter since day 1. I went into the hopsital because I wasnt sure if I was having braxton hicks or contractions. When we got there, they immediately put me to sleep and did an emergency c- section. They had reason to believe that he wasn't getting oxygen. Once he was born, he was put on a ventilator for a couple of days. The dr said if I would have been 10 minutes later, he wouldn't have made it and called him a miracle baby. Knox the Miracle Baby:) I did not even get to see my sweet baby until day 2. Once he was off of the ventilator, he wouldn't eat and tests showed he had an infection but they couldn't find or identify it. He was in NICU for 2 weeks. This was incredibly hard as a mother since I live an hour away and I have 2 other children. For the first 6 months of life, we battled feeding issues. We finally got through that and at 8 months Knox had his first seizure and diagnosed with Generalized Epilepsy at 1 year. The drs could not figure out what was going on. We traveled to Birmingham, AL to see another neurologist for a 2nd opinion and he confirmed my mothers intuition. He was in fact having seizures. Knox has several atonic seizures a day and we haven't been able to control them with medicine yet. He is a little delayed but we are glad to see him so active. We don't have any real answers yet.
I am raising this money so we can get Knox a seizure dog. Knox has balance issues that are probably due to all the meds he has and a dog can help him with that. The dog could also prevent him from hurting himself when he is walking and has one. The dog will also be trained to alert when they sense the chemical change in Knox. This will provide a sense of comfort for his mama because I can not have my eyes on him 24/7. Seizures come several times a day and without warning so it would be great to have the comfort in knowing the dog was with him at all times. The dog will provide a sense of comfort for Knox as well. Training a seizure dog is expensive and we would greatly appreciate any support! I just want the best for my baby and I truly believe a service dog will be wonderful for him.
Thank you for your support! Here is Knox now:)
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