His name is Gabe, and he's just turned 6. It's a bad situation, the daddy is quite a bit older than my daughter, he was 27 and she 16 when they had Gabe. He managed to finagle custody from her and has alienated her from Gabe's life. He also tries to do so with me, I only see him on Christmas and birthdays and anytime Tim needs extra cash (yes, I PAY to see my grandson). Anyway, don't get me started! Thank goodness his other grandparents are good and decent people.
Sue called me today. She said Gabe had spent 10 days, including his birthday, in Children's hospital. He has developed very very severe epilepsy. He is having so many seizures they can't even count them. They have him on 4 meds and they are not working. He has suffered brain damage to his right brain. The way Sue explained, if he begins to experience damage to his left brain, they will do surgery, to essentially kill his right brain, and this will leave him paralized on his left side. He's such an adorable loving child. She says he's taking it in stride and thinks when he's in the hospital, he's king of the hill and should be spoiled beyond recognition, which of course he gets :wink: I feel so helpless in this situation. Even though we only see each other every 6 months or so, we are very close and he is grandma's pride and joy.
I just don't know what to do for my sweet boy.