My poor Ally. She was just diagnosed with a form of Epilepsy. There are a few different kinds. She has the Generalized kind, I guess that's the more severe type. There are 6 types that fall underneath that, and she has one called Absence Seizures.
"These seizures are characterized by staring and subtle body movement, and can cause a brief loss of awareness."
That's how she's been for several years now. They're going to start her on Lamictal.
My sister is so upset with herself, always told Ally she's a drama queen. But Ally's thrilled. Now she has a name for what she's been going through!
So far this school year, her grades are F's. And not just a F like a few more points she'd have a D. Her scores are in the 30's. And the teachers weren't at all concerned, never sent any notes home or anything.
Anyway, I'm trying to comfort my sister. We don't always get along anymore, but I've felt this close connection with Ally since she was born. It's hard for me not to cry about all this.