Jasmine was born a healthy happy baby and was reaching all her mile stones.
At the age of 4 months we were getting ready to go out for a walk, suddenly she began to turn blue in the face and her body started to jerk.
Frantically we dialed 999. Minutes seemed like forever, we felt helpless and feared the worst as we watched her little body convulse.
At Great Ormond street Jasmine was given many drugs, some with horrific side effects that could have caused permanent eye damage but the seizures outweighed the risks. We had no choice but to pump her with these awful medications.
Unfortunately we weren't unable to gain control and within a few months the damage started to show. She regressed and lost all of her skills.
Jasmine went onto develop different types of seizures. Her over all condition remains undiagnosed. To date she has had over 350 tests such as lumber punchers, muscle and skin biopsies, EEG'S, MRI, CT scans and genetic screening.
Her condition is so rare we cannot find what it is, all we know is that it is life limiting.
She is now fed directly into her stomach via a device. She receives all fluid, some feeds and medication this way to keep her safe from aspirating.
Jasmine is pharmacoresistant which means drugs do not work. She can have anything upto 250 seizures a week.
Some can last upto 40 minutes, these are life threatening. These are the ones we fear, so much that we now have to sleep next to Jasmine as they often happen during sleep.
We don't know what the future holds for Jasmine so every day is precious 💕♥️

Story by Hannah, Jasmine's Mum.

Mandy Head