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Name: Susan Austad
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Hometown: Helena, Montana
Current location: Helena, Montana
Member since: Sun Jan 22, 2017, 10:45 AM
Number of posts: 3,513

About Me

My original user name was Delmette, but I could not remember my email password to sign up again. So I am Delmette2.0

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Netflex documentary--Life Overtakes Me

From the description: " in the grip of trauma, hundreds of refugee children in Sweden withdrawal from life's uncertainties into a coma-like illness called Resignation Syndrome."

The program is just 40 minutes.

I feel like we might experience the same thing here, only in larger numbers.

Seizure alerts.

My daughter-in-law, who I love like my own child, has been having seizures for almost two years. My son finally found a doctor who specializes in seizures and they are making slow progress toward finding the cause. The doctor is 110 miles away.

There is company called Empatica at empatica.com that has developed a watch that can monitor arm movements that indicate a seizure is underway and sents out an alert to designated family or friends. This even includes a pin on the google map to locate the person.

So two days ago the "kids" came over and she demonstrated how I would get an alert. Even though she was sitting two feet away, I knew she was alright, the text alert started my adrenaline and i went into mother mode. I cried out of gratitude and the sense of urgency that she would be alone the next time I get that alert.

There are 3.5 million people in our country that have seizures. A service dog can cost $40,000 and take years of waiting. But the dog can't send a text message with an exact location.

If you or someone you know has seizures please help them investigate this product to see if it could help. It requires a prescription from your doctor.

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