whats happening

Hiiiiiiiiii! My name is Ava and I am an Epilepsy Durham Region Youth Ambassador (you can see some of my work on my very own ambassador page here). I am 10 years old and am excited for you to hear about my Neurology Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) 5 day hospital stay! This EMU visit will help doctors and me and my family understand more about my seizures. I hope you enjoy discovering epilepsy through my journey!

 

October 7th, 2019 | Day 1 of 5

 

The struggle is real for Ms. Ava tonight. Weaning off her medication makes her feel off and has caused some nausea. We were up at 5:15 am and have to stay awake until 11:00 pm, the IV is

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whats happening

Hiiiiiiiiii! My name is Ava and I am an Epilepsy Durham Region Youth Ambassador (you can see some of my work on my very own ambassador page here). I am 10 years old and am excited for you to hear about my Neurology Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) 5 day hospital stay! This EMU visit will help doctors and me and my family understand more about my seizures. I hope you enjoy discovering epilepsy through my journey!

 

October 10th, 2019 | Day 4 of 5

 

Hi everyone,

 

Today is day 4 and Ava is extremely tired as there was one last attempt to sleep deprive her in order to induce a seizure. She stayed up into the early morning and was woken up after a few hours

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whats happening

Hiiiiiiiiii! My name is Ava and I am an Epilepsy Durham Region Youth Ambassador (you can see some of my work on my very own ambassador page here). I am 10 years old and am excited for you to hear about my Neurology Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) 5 day hospital stay! This EMU visit will help doctors and me and my family understand more about my seizures. I hope you enjoy discovering epilepsy through my journey!

 

October 9th, 2019 | Day 3 of 5

 

Ava has not very much sleep again last night as they are trying to induce a seizure. She finally was able to go to sleep after 12:30am and was woken up at 7:00am.

 

Yesterday she had a a long visit from her Aunt Emily which was wonderful for

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whats happening

Hiiiiiiiiii! My name is Ava and I am an Epilepsy Durham Region Youth Ambassador (you can see some of my work on my very own ambassador page here). I am 10 years old and am excited for you to hear about my Neurology Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) 5 day hospital stay! This EMU visit will help doctors and me and my family understand more about my seizures. I hope you enjoy discovering epilepsy through my journey!

 

October 8th, 2019 | Day 2 of 5

 

Yesterday was day 2 for Ms. Ava. Thank goodness for all the hospital volunteers to help her dad and I when we are there separate from one another so that we can go get some food. With Ava not being able to leave the room, it means neither can we and Ava gets

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whats happening

Hiiiiiiiiii! My name is Ava and I am an Epilepsy Durham Region Youth Ambassador (you can see some of my work on my very own ambassador page here). I am 10 years old and am excited for you to hear about my Neurology Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) 5 day hospital stay! This EMU visit will help doctors and me and my family understand more about my seizures. I hope you enjoy discovering epilepsy through my journey!

 

October 7th, 2019 | Day 1 of 5

 

The struggle is real for Ms. Ava tonight. Weaning off her medication makes her feel off and has caused some nausea. We were up at 5:15 am and have to stay awake until 11:00 pm, the IV is hurting, probably some cabin fever, and now she has to have heart monitors

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