Nick is ok.

Nick has been having a wonderful time in Ireland, until just after 10:00 pm Sunday night.  Without warning, he had about 30 minutes of pretty intense seizures.  It was particularly terrifying.  Once the seizures had stopped, it took a little while for him to fully recover and now he is sleeping.  Arden and I are not.  We will get there.

I don’t know exactly what to say, except that I feel like crying, screaming, pounding the walls and swearing.  Then crying again.  It has been over a year since he had a grand mal seizure.  Tonight was completely unexpected.  One minute he was talking to us and the next minute he was seizing and we assisted him to the ground, and began the prescribed seizure protocol.

I know that many many people love our Nick and I just wanted to say thank you for your love and concern.  He feels it and Arden and I definitely feel it too.  We feel very supported.

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  • Andrea Contonio Posted July 31, 2017 1:03 am

    I’m so sorry to hear this Eva, we are all thinking of you and we love you guys very much! I’m glad nick is ok after this terrible event.

    • evagremmert Posted July 31, 2017 7:24 am

      Thank you Andrea, he is fine this morning. It’s a part of the disease and I do hate it. But the outpouring of love has been so amazing. Arden and I do feel blessed.

  • Betsy Posted July 31, 2017 2:01 am

    So terrifying. You know we all care for all of you. Love and hugs, Betsy

    • evagremmert Posted July 31, 2017 7:23 am

      Thanks Betsy, we feel loved and supported.

  • Leonie Hunt Posted July 31, 2017 2:33 am

    Keeping you all in our prayers and thoughts, my friends. Hope you are getting a little rest after the trauma in preparation for flying home. Such rotten bad timing (but is it ever GOOD timing???). So relieved Nick has come through yet another seizure! You’re a champ, Nick! Hugs all around, and our love!

    • evagremmert Posted July 31, 2017 7:22 am

      I have to trust that last night was the best time if it needed to happen. He had a wonderful day, saying goodbye to all his friends and the whole seizure series was less than 30 minutes long, which was miraculous in retrospect. Horrible in actual time.

  • Paula J Moore Posted July 31, 2017 2:52 am

    Oh, Eva. I read this and said a prayer for Nick and you and Arden. How lucky Nick is to live inside such love. Keep strong.

    • evagremmert Posted July 31, 2017 7:21 am

      Thank you Paula, he is signing this morning. Such a contrast from 9 hours ago. It seems that the storm is passed.

  • Kjarsta beckett Posted July 31, 2017 3:37 am

    Your family and Nick are in our prayers.

    • evagremmert Posted July 31, 2017 7:20 am

      Thank you Kjarsta – you are in our prayers too.

  • Maureen Posted July 31, 2017 3:43 am

    I’m glad you started with “Nick is OK”. Of COURSE it wipes you out from the emotional and physical intensity! You love him so fully… It shows.

    • evagremmert Posted July 31, 2017 7:19 am

      I thought about what to title the blog, it was scary enough and by the time I was writing about it, the drama was over.

  • Cathy Posted July 31, 2017 4:45 am

    Thank goodness Nick is okay. I saw the photo and my heart stopped for a moment. Nick is so blessed to have you and Arden. You’re always so patient and loving with him yet “battle ready” at a moments notice. I’m truly in awe of you both. ❤️

    • evagremmert Posted July 31, 2017 7:18 am

      Thank you Cathy – it is still awful sometimes and he is awe inspiring too.

  • Rosie Gremmert Posted July 31, 2017 5:08 am


    • evagremmert Posted July 31, 2017 7:17 am

      Thanks Rosie, he is his usual self this morning so far.

  • Cuz Carolyn Gutzmer Posted August 2, 2017 9:19 pm

    My heart goes out to you, Arden and Eva! You two are such an inspiration and wonderful parents. Hugs and more HUGS! It hurts so much when your kids hurt!

    • evagremmert Posted August 3, 2017 2:41 am

      Thanks Carolyn!

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