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Six years

As I met Eve and Sue from the train at Glasgow last night, a few things struck me.

As I saw my smiling daughter, bandage on her head but no visible swelling or bruising, walking towards me, I remembered neurologist Helen Cross’s words last year when she met us to discuss Eve’s possible surgery. “The same girl will emerge from the surgery as went in”.

Well this is certainly true, the same cheeky wee effervescent lassie got off the train at platform 2 at Glasgow Central as had left from the same location only six days previously.

Another thought crossed my mind. On Sunday just past it had been exactly six years since Eve’s first seizure which I wrote about here

It would be far too presumptuous to say that she has now had her last seizure but that is the thought, the hope we’re all clinging on to.

In the 48 hours following Eve’s surgery she was running a high temperature and that, in the past six years has almost invariably been a precursor – a trigger for a seizure. This time however there was none. We are now in a waiting game.

Mr Harkness the surgeon has said he wants to see her again in London in six weeks. Providing there are no complications then any follow up appointments can be in Glasgow.

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