Eighteen-month-old Olivia O’Connell has a rare disorder that causes her to have uncontrollable seizures.
She also has a degenerative brain condition that is slowly killing her brain cells.
“The problem is she’s also got epilepsy and a degeneration in her brain,” said her mum.
“Olivia is not one of those kids who will go to the GP and say ‘my daughter has seizures’.””
We just wanted to make sure she wasn’t going to get them.””
Olivia is not one of those kids who will go to the GP and say ‘my daughter has seizures’.”
We just wanted to make sure she wasn’t going to get them.
If I have a child that has epilepsy, the first thing I do is look at their profile. “
They’ll get a headache and start to feel very, very tired and they’ll start to have some sort of movement disorder, which is when you can actually move, and they can also feel very upset and upset,” she said.
“If I have a child that has epilepsy, the first thing I do is look at their profile.
If they have a history of epilepsy and have a poor eye test and if they have been in a car accident or if they’re overweight, then they might have a genetic predisposition.”
The doctor who examined Olivia O`Connell said she had no evidence of a genetic cause for her epilepsy.
“The reason that I think it’s been very difficult for her to get it confirmed is because she’s had a very, long history of her brain being damaged and her seizures have been quite severe,” said Dr Scott.
“So we have been trying to try to figure out why her seizures are getting so severe and so often they’ve started before she’s even been born.”
Olivie O’Connors mother says her daughter has had to go through a lot of emotional trauma in her life and is in a very difficult place”Olivy has had a difficult childhood.
She has suffered from a number of different things that have been very traumatic,” she added.”
Her dad was a really strong man and she was always in charge of her life. “
She has had an abortion.”
Her dad was a really strong man and she was always in charge of her life.
“When her mother died, she was the one who was responsible for everything that was happening.”
O’Conners mother said she is grateful for the support that she has received from the medical community and has been offered support from the NSW Police.
“It’s helped us through the last few years.
I don’t know what the future is going to be like but I think we’ve done a really good job,” she told ABC radio.”
There’s been some great people out there.
I feel very lucky.”
A NSW Police spokesperson said the force was not aware of any child with epilepsy and was not able to confirm if the girl’s condition was caused by a rare genetic condition.
Topics:disorders-and-disorders,child-health,nsw,community-and_society,health,parliament,sydney-2000,newcastle-2300,qld,nauru,australiaMore stories from New South Wales