There’s never a dull moment with Bam in the house! He’s like that character ‘Taz’ – you know the Tasmanian devil character that spins around really fast leaving a trail of destruction in his path. Bam enters a room and manages to turn it upside down in seconds, it really is quite amazing to watch! In fact his nickname Bam Bam stems from his resemblance as a baby to the lively baby in the Flintstones.
Bam has Corticol Dysplasia, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Poland Syndrome and epilepsy. (Yes, I always make sure I have a cuppa when completing his medical or permission forms for school etc)
Every day he amazes me! He is the most inspiring young man that I have ever had the pleasure to meet and I’m so proud of him.
I’m going to share with you one of the reasons why this little man is so special and even though it was over 3 years ago I still well up with tears just thinking about it…….
Bam started having seizures in year R. He would fall to the floor about 6 times a day as well as having several vacant seizures a day. During this time he still got up and went to school every day, sometimes with very little sleep. He didn’t complain he just got on with it. Having several seizures a day meant he wasn’t able to focus on learning and was very tired, consequently he spent quite a lot of time sleeping in the book corner. We spent several months trying to find the right medication and dose of medication that would control his seizures – thankfully we eventually found one that controlled his seizures. The seizure control gave him the freedom to reinvigorate his thirst for learning. And boy did he learn! He really embraced it, he had extra help at school, we read every single day at home, he worked his little socks off! His sheer determination and enthusiasm meant that by the end of year one he was back to where he needed to be for his age.
Amazing huh? Well I did introduce him as the ‘Amazing Bam’