Brianna Engleman was not quite five when her mother Krista began noticing sudden movements of her arms or legs when she was waking or falling asleep. It looked like the type of twitching many people experience as they drop off.
“I had no idea it was seizures, so it took a little while to get it diagnosed,” Krista said.
Even after tests were run, it took months to get an appointment with a neurologist, due to a shortage of pediatric neurologists in New Mexico.
Brianna was diagnosed with Epilepsy. She was placed on one medication after another, all of which failed and had severe side effects. Eventually, Krista and her husband Devon decided to stop the medication, which was doing more harm than good.