A long road ahead for the Ewings

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

Most days Jamicha can dress herself without a problem, but every once in awhile she’ll come out with her clothes on backwards. Doctors told Tremaritus that means she likely had suffered another seizure.

When medication alone didn’t work, Tremaritus accepted a doctor’s recommendation to implant a Vagus Nerve Stimulator underneath Jamicha’s skin near her collarbone.

The device is used to send electrical signals to Jamicha’s brain. The doctors said it would lessen, if not eliminate, her seizures, Tremaritus said.

But despite the magnet on her wrist that can be used to jump-start the device if a seizure begins, multiple trips to the hospital last week following seizures at school have brought the family to the last option: brain surgery.

For her part, Jamicha is excited about going to the hospital. They’ve been there once before and dogs visited her there.

“I like the hospital,” she said with a smile.

Tremaritus is determined to find a way to get there for their April 22 appointment, but she’s not certain how.

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