I VIVIDLY remember Sophie's first cluster of jackknife seizures. It was May 7, 2006.
We went to visit my sister and her family at their condo on the lake only a few hours away from where we lived. It was Sunday and we were getting ready to leave in a few hours. Erin and I along with Sophie stayed behind while the rest of the bunch went fishing on the boat docks. Sophie had a little bit of a stuffy nose. As I laid her on the ground, she did some odd "movements". Her arms went out and her eyes slightly rolled back. She made this odd noise through her nose. I thought it was strange. And then she did it again. And again. And again. Maybe 8 times.
I picked her up and she fell asleep on my shoulder.I looked over at my sister and asked her what she thought. She did not know what to make of it. I do not know why the following words came out of my mouth. I have never seen or knew of a person who had a seizure. But I asked her if she thought it was a seizure.
Initially, I blew it off. I became preoccupied with packing things up. But once we got home, I could not stop thinking about it. So I called the pediatrician's after hour service. They said that she was probably having a hard time breathing since she was stuffy. So that was that.