Danielle’s entire first year was full of twists and turns. At just a week old, she spit up a small amount of blood, and her parents rushed her to the hospital. Doctors dismissed the incident as reflux and sent them home. A few weeks later, newborn Danielle vomited more blood and was this time admitted to the hospital, a pulmonary hemorrhage to blame. Then she had her first seizure, though looking back, Adrian suspects Danielle had a seizure the first week.
At one month old, Danielle began low-dose Phenobarbital to control her seizures. The treatment seemed to work, much to the relief of her worried parents, but the seizures returned with a vengeance after her routine vaccinations and Danielle was diagnosed with epilepsy.