A long road ahead for the Ewings

Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 11:41 AM.

Jamicha suffered her first seizure when she was 4 at her voluntary pre-kindergarten program.

When school officials called Tremaritus and said Jamicha was in an ambulance, she couldn’t process it.

“I was, ‘No, you’ve got the wrong child,’ ” Tremaritus recalled recently as she sat out in her front yard with Jamicha and her other two daughters.

At the hospital, doctors said it was probably a one-time occurrence and that it wouldn’t happen again. The family made it through Christmas break without incident, but Jamicha suffered a second seizure after she returned to school.

At that point, doctors diagnosed her with epilepsy.

The diagnosis was terrifying to Tremaritus, but she said she knew she had to be strong for her daughter.

“She’ll be looking at you one minute and the next minute, she’s gone,” Tremaritus said. “You really can’t sleep ever, trying to listen at night to see if she’s having one.”

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