Ye Yit is a jovial girl in our church. She is very friendly and get along well with all the children in the Sunday School. Two of my children are very close to her and always play with her with they meet. She is a bit plump in size but nobody would have thought that she would have any health problems. One day, we received an sms from our church full time worker informing us to pray for Ye Yit. She had Epileptic Seizure and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The news came as a big surprise for us. We have not heard of such cases for a very long time. The only other case of Epileptic Seizure that we can remember was almost 30 years ago where one of my classmates in the primary school suddenly had such seizure. It was a shock to see my classmates in such seizure. We do not know what is happening and could only watch and see while our teachers tried to help her.
I am not sure whether the hospitals at that time have the medicine to treat epileptic seizure. Even now, we have been told by Ye Yit’s parents that there is no total cure for Ye Yit’s condition. She would have to take medicine for the rest of her life. To be under medication for the rest of her life is like a “life sentence”. There would be times when she would not be able to do the things normal girls do because she has to monitor her health.
At this age, we are fortunate that the level of health care have improved tremendously. Various researches have been conducted and many advances have been made possible. What we do not know about pediatric neurology three decades ago is well researched and made known to the public albeit in certain countries. I do hope that it would be possible for her to get better treatment in the future.