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It's been a horrible month

Journal Entry: Fri May 22, 2015, 9:04 AM


Hello, I have some sad news to report;

My younger sister who has been suffering for months with speaking utter gibberish and seeing only gibberish which comes and goes (she can't read when it happens. It's not even actual words, it's like she is literally speaking tongues or some weird incantation in a language no one speaks or knows) had a seizure a week and a bit ago. I woke up to a strange noise and came in to find that she was stiff in her seat, foaming and banging her head on the wall. Since then we've been frantically rushing her to appointments to get images and stuff so they have a full picture of what is wrong with her health.

I haven't slept much and I spend a lot of time running in to see if she's alright. I've also been spending more time with her. She's confessed she sometimes wakes up with painful stomach muscles, as something I noticed as she was mid-seizure and in the post ictal state, was that her stomach muscles were constantly contracting rather than anything else. It's likely she's had seizures whilst asleep but we can't confirm it.

Obviously, I was frightened and I still am. I can't get the image of it out of my mind, and I hope that by getting in there when I did, holding her head to prevent the banging (but not restraining her motions, I put my hand between her head and the wall) and even so much as noticing it, that we can help whatever it is that happened. We still don't know, we're waiting.

As such my commissions have pretty much gotten shelved. I'm trying to make time to do some but it's a slow and extremely difficult process given what is going on, atop my own illnesses.

I can only apologise.

JIMMYJAMSTER1992 and constantie  - I'm aware you're on the waiting for sketches list and haven't sent me any money, so you're free to cancel your spot if you want to as I'm unsure if and when I will have time to dedicate to the work over the coming days. I can only extend my utmost gratitude for wanting a commission from me and my absolute apologies for what has happened and continues to take up my time.

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ThePeachUnicorn Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
[Just now getting back to devart to read this :X Sorry hun!]

I don't have much experience with seizures and things, but a close friend of mine suffered from them for about 6 years until they figured out the right medication 'cocktail' to give him - he hasn't had one since. So I'm sending all the hopes you guys' way!

I hope everything works out okay for you guys, and that yall find maybe some sort of explanation on what's going on.

*Big hugs* <3 Huggle! 
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ladyz0e Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional Artist
Read of you through a journal entry we both were shared on. I hope and pray that everything works out for you and your sister. Once they find out whats wrong maybe they can treat it and she can make a full recovery! I really hope they find out for you. I had to deal with a seizure with my small little cat and was a mess, I cant even begin to imagine how it feels to have someone you grew up and lived with act in such a manner without explanation. Keeping you on my mind :heart:
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MaKo85 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oy well that's no Bueno at all.
I'm terribly sorry to hear your family going through such tough times brit-sis.
Hang in there, stay strong, I'll say a prayer to the Goddess for you and her:heart:
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Paraspriteful Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im so sorry to hear about this Hun :( my twin sister had a multiple seizures and a stroke last year from a cavernoma bleed in her brain (she was 29 at the time) so I know how utterly terrifying it is to see someone you love in situations like this :( Thankfully once the bleed stopped and her tempature came down, they were able to wake my sister from the coma and she made a full recovery ::'3 so I have everything here crossed that your sister's condition is not only treatable, but that she has a full and speedy recovery <33

*huggles* I'm here for you if you ever need a shoulder, sweetie <33
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Bhryn Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
That's really terrible to hear sweetie but I am so glad she made a recovery from it, it sounds so... well horrendously fatal :(

I hope we get some answers soon because I am beynd exhausted now.
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Paraspriteful Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you hun <3 It was scary at the time for sure. Though they were originally thinking it might have been meningitis so I suppose I'm glad that it wasn't, even if her own diagnosis was equally as scary :;S

I hope so too sweetie :( Please keep me in the loop and let us know about her recovery <33
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Worgengirl Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I hope it all works out Hug:soothe: V2 Pat 
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Bhryn Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Me too *hugs*
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constantie Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
There is no need to apologize, you got a good reason for putting everything on hold.

Hug Let me know if you need to talk, I'm always there to listen! :)
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Bhryn Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks sunshine, I feel bad but I really have a terrible amount of just absolute pewp happening and all I wanna do is lie facedown in my bed til it all goes away :(
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constantie Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Ive been working on my bachelor project during the past five months, I got one day left before handing in and I feel pretty much like GaMeRCaT in this comic: tapastic.com/episode/135855 ;)

I sure get the feeling of just wanting to lie facedown in bed til it all goes away, but we need to keep on fighting :hug:
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Sexual-Yeti Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Don't apologize. This is a serious matter in regards to your sister, and so deserves your complete and undivided attention. I am certain your commissioners understand.
I am so sorry about what has been happening. T_T I hope that this issue gets resolved quickly and your sister's condition improves.

Sending you and your family all my love and thoughts.
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Bhryn Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you - and I hope so too. We've had our MRIs done (mine for unrelated reasons) so we should know more this week if the doctors respond to our calls
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FadedLightning Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweetie, you have no need to apologise. Your own and your family's health is of the utmost importance and I really do hope the doctors find out what's wrong with your sister. I don't know what seizures are like from someone else's point of view but I do from the person having it and it's scary. My mind just went blank for the whole time I had them so it's really good that you're there for your sister.

I know it's difficult, hun but keep your chin up. I really hope she gets better soon. :huggle:
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Bhryn Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
I did wonder what she saw as it was happening - I think the wierdest part is the 'after' bit, when they're sorta awake. You probably know what I mean - she said she just opened her eyes like she'd been asleep or something, and I was sat next to her crying. For me, it was ten or more minutes of her looking at me, not responding, moving about in her chair and then closing her eyes like she was exhausted.
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FadedLightning Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh sweetheart, that must have been awful for you :huggle:

And it is like you're asleep. I think your brain just shuts down while it happens as it does when you're asleep. My mum was with me when it happened but she didn't tell me what happened/what she saw. I just woke up and I was lay on the sofa whilst the paramedics were coming in.

I do hope they find out what caused your sister to have them as the doctors still don't know what caused my own because I have other problems with my brain too. Keep your chin up sweetie, it'll get better eventually :heart:
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Elvishprincess25 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, Your poor sister I am so sorry she is suffering with this :/ i hope you can get answers/treatment or something to help her ASAP :( Bhryn, i can tell you are a genuinely sweet caring person, so with it being your sister i am sure you are even more-so worried about her. I hope you can cope with all this along with all that you deal with daily as well. I am so sorry and i hope things can improve for you all quickly. Much love <3
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Bhryn Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
I hope it improves too, she's had an MRI done which took longer than mine did (I had one for unrelated reasons, lemme tell you it was a party in sheffield that day) and we'll be bothering the doctor tomorrow with calls to know more.
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Elvishprincess25 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well i hope there are good definitive answers and help for both of you :/
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Wheelzzz Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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Bhryn Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
*hugs*
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Wheelzzz Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
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