Epilepsy, the pain of a little genius

I usually post on art, but I’ve been through a bad six nights in the hospital with my five-year old who was diagnosed with epilepsy (therefore according to some, a genius). I slept there six nights, and he was so anxious to come home, being tied to the bed the whole time with EEG wires monitoring his brainwaves. We were so anxious and then we finally got discharged and the poor child was so wiped out from a dosage of medicine he had to be sent home in a wheelchair, with dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and collapsed in sleep. Welcome home, my little genius. Feeling sad.


About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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4 Responses to Epilepsy, the pain of a little genius

  1. You have my sympathies Kin. My mother has epilepsy. She is going on 57 years this coming spring. She works as QMA in a nursing home, gardens when its warm with a skill that I hope I inherited, sews and crochets when its cold out.
    Yeah, it sucks. There are days she can’t work from seizures giving her blinding headaches, but she’s refused to slow down. You and the little man, are going to be okay. I’m sure you’ve plenty of ears to bend, but mine are here if you find you need them.

    • kinneret says:

      Thanks so much, Evie! Hard too bc my oldest son (9) is high on autism spectrum– we hoped this little guy would be free from complications 😦 and his brother hates him so much (jealous) he wouldn’t even hug him in the hospital. Thanks for your note, and I’m sorry about your mom, too.

  2. casandralee says:

    best wishes to you and your family. I can’t imagine what you all are going through but i’m sending good vibes and positive spirits.

    p.s. thanks for your posts about art. they are little history lessons which i need and enjoy


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