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How a global epilepsy initiative is helping to heal children

Added 02-26-21 12:18:03am EST - “Levi Trowbridge was just 3 days old and newly released from the maternity ward when he went into convulsions last year. Karsha Trowbridge ?" a first-time mom ?" said she and her husband, Steve Trowbr?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “How a global epilepsy initiative is helping to heal children”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Levi Trowbridge was just 3 days old and newly released from the maternity ward when he went into convulsions last year.

Karsha Trowbridge — a first-time mom — said she and her husband, Steve Trowbridge, were “shocked and confused” by their newborn’s unusual behavior.

But when the family was visited the next day by a maternal-health nurse provided by the state of Victoria in their native Australia, Levi was again racked by a seizure.

At the nurse’s direction, his parents rushed him to the nearby Northern Hospital Epping, “where he had another four that day,” said his mom, a 29-year-old child-care worker.

“It was a terrifying time, watching your baby have multiple seizures a day and, at times, turning blue and holding his breath,” Karsha said.

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