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Car Rides

Car Rides

Some of my favorite time spent with the kids as they grew up was when I was driving them to school or activities or picking them up from a sleepover at a friend’s house.  Sometimes they were quiet as they snuck in a few extra minutes of sleep in the early morning before school...

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Analysis: DMV Docs Show Gonzalez Disclosed Condition and Was Cleared to Drive

May 20, 2015
Analysis: DMV Docs Show Gonzalez Disclosed Condition and Was Cleared to Drive

On May 8, Armando Gonzalez, 41 years old of Woodland was sentenced to 18 years to life for his role in a fatal accident after a Yolo County jury found Mr. Gonzalez guilty on April 10, 2015 of 2nd Degree Murder and Gross Vehicular Manslaughter for the fatal accident that led to the death...

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When Seizures Come by the Dozens

When Seizures Come by the Dozens

The unexpected nature of seizures is scary enough.  Will one strike while Robert is eating? When he is standing? When he is transferring from his walker to the wheelchair?


Robert’s seizures are the Complex Partial type.  He loses awareness, his head turns to the right and generally, there is labored breathing. 


They last...

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Guest Post: Laura Caldicott, A Family’s Story

Guest Post: Laura Caldicott, A Family’s Story

The first annual International Epilepsy Awareness Day was yesterday but here at RobertsSister.com we are going to continue spreading awareness and education about epilepsy whether it is an official day, week or month. 

Mainly because we love purple!  (I kid – but I do love purple.)

I am pleased to bring...

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Robert's Sister
Guest Post: Laura Caldicott, A Family’s Story

Guest Post: Laura Caldicott, A Family’s Story

The first annual International Epilepsy Awareness Day was yesterday but here at RobertsSister.com we are going to continue spreading awareness and education about epilepsy whether it is an official day, week or month. 

Mainly because we love purple!  (I kid – but I do love purple.)

I am pleased to bring...

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Robert's Sister
The Magic of Excellent: A Short Film

The Magic of Excellent: A Short Film

Today is the first ever International Epilepsy Day, created by The International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE)and The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)(Going forward, the official International Epilepsy Day will be the second Monday of every February.)

Robert is participating in the awareness initiative of the Epilepsy...

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The Not So Super Super Bowl

The Not So Super Super Bowl

Robert’s neurologist convinced me to increase his Trileptal in order to stop the seizure clusters.  He is now at the same dose he was last year when I had to make the difficult decision to pull him off of it.
My nachos were good but didn't
look anything like this

Yes,...

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Blessings, Miracles, Blog Parties and Aha Moments

Blessings, Miracles, Blog Parties and Aha Moments

Note to readers: I am participating in the CareGiving.com Holiday Progressive Blog Party.  There are several people participating, (all of whom have wonderful blogs) and we will be stopping by to read each other’s stories and showing support through this holiday season. 

As promised!
The party starts today and...

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Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Recap

Epilepsy Awareness Month Recap

I thought I was going to take a break from blogging for a day or two after a month of posts but I can’t stop!

Okay, this will be short and there won’t be 30 minutes of video to watch (“Phew!” says Other Brother, who hasn’t quite caught up yet).

When I set...

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Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 30: Q & A with Robert and Trish (Part 2)

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 30: Q & A with Robert and Trish (Part 2)

It is the last day of Epilepsy Awareness Month!  I have learned so much from Robert this month and hope we helped others learn about epilepsy and about Robert. 


I am very grateful to everyone for watching the videos, reading the posts and supporting all of us in our mission...

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