Campbell

The area she struggles with most is seizures. In 2012, Campbell had a prolonged seizure (status epilepticus) where she suffered hypoxic brain damage after undergoing CPR for 20 minutes.  Some of her current symptoms and level of function are a result of the hypoxia versus BOS.  For example, she was hypotonic (low muscle tone) prior to the seizure and now is hypertonic (high muscle tone).  She also received a tracheostomy due to her airway collapsing when they attempted to wean her off the ventilator.

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Ben

Meeting my baby for the first time wasn’t at all what I was expecting; his eyes were bulging his head was a funny shape and nearly twice the length it should have been… I was in shock… Where was my perfect new-born baby? I was assured by the nurses that everything was ok, he was just born quickly and that it would all go down. Once my family had gone to give me some rest I was left to hold my baby wondering what had happened, what had gone wrong and how long it would take for him to look normal??

 

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