The call mum had dreaded: Izzie’s drugs had failed
Reporter LITTLE Izzie Armstrong had gone two years without an epileptic seizure when her worried mum received the call she’d always dreaded.
The brave four-year-old, from North Shields, was rushed to hospital after suffering a fit at Woodlawn School in Monkseaton on September 19.
Tests revealed Izzie’s medication – which had previously stopped the toddler having up to 30 seizures a week – had failed her for the first time.
The schoolgirl is now back at home recovering, and the terrifying incident has prompted mum Emma to highlight just how life-changing an epilepsy diagnosis can be.
Emma, 35, said: “I don’t think people understand how serious it is. I’ve had some people telling me she will grow out of it.
“She will live with epilepsy for the rest of her life. She might not be able to drive or live independently, or even do simple things like having a bath.
“Izzie needs immediate medical attention during a seizure as she stops breathing. I have been trained to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and we