Author Archives: Mary Jacobson Smith

E is for Epilepsy: Good News, Less Good News, and Adjustments

A few weeks ago, we saw Jake’s neurologist for test results from his latest EEG.  Because I didn’t post about the EEG and since Jake is super cute, I’ll walk you through the EEG first. First, I’ll remind you of where … Continue reading

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Surgery #11 or “For Girlz Only”

Six months ago, I was really unhappy that I had to go through surgery #10 to remove a cyst from my foot.  Believe me, after the surgery I was done, I was really happy and not in an “I just … Continue reading

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Faces on the Long Road

I’ve often referred to the role I play in Jake’s special needs and health problems as “Mama Bear”.  I’m cute and fluffy and I like sweet things, but when I need to, I can stand up and roar really loudly … Continue reading

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E is for Epilepsy: The 30 Day Miracle

The Smith family are champs at the waiting game.  God has decided to teach us some important lessons about the value to be found in waiting.  I always know that if I order something online, it will arrive on the … Continue reading

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E is for Epilepsy: Quick Update

I thought that I would write a few paragraphs about where we are now with our new journey in the world of epilepsy. If you didn’t know we are on that particular journey, read this: E is for Epilepsy Jake has … Continue reading

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E is for Epilepsy

I’ve been starting a lot of posts lately about Jake’s health with the phrase, “I’m not exactly sure how to say this…”.  This is another one of those. If you have been following along lately, you know that Jake had … Continue reading

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EEGs and MRIs and….Bears (?), Oh My!

First off, please forgive me for the blog title.  I’m always horrible with naming my posts and my brain has just given up on trying to be creative.  So, whatever. A lot has happened since I wrote last about Jake’s … Continue reading

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Neurologists and Updates

The last post I wrote was about the scary new thing in our life:  seizures.  After the last few weeks, I’m ready for the scary new thing in our life to be spiders, broccoli, or clowns in my closet. We … Continue reading

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A Scary New Chapter for Jake

By now, many of you are aware that Jacob had a possible petite mal seizure in class.  I sat down to write it up for his doctor and thought that I would post it here.  I think I’ve reached the … Continue reading

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Everything Changes for Jake

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the struggles that Jake has been having in Kindergarten this year.   If you want to be caught up on our story, read this:  The First Seven Weeks. The summary of that post is … Continue reading

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