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Years ago, I did end up in the hospital with 2nd & 3rd degree burns on 25% of my body from suffering my 1st tonic/clonic seizure in the shower. Word of caution: Bathtubs/showers are dangerous places for those with seizure disorders!! Either way, one can fall and hit the water or their head! Looking back, I should have gone after the dumb ass doctor who made the diagnosis of hypoglycemia instead of epilepsy.First, how many of us, who have or have had seizures, have someone watch us when we are taking a shower or bath? I am sure there are some but I am sure that most of us do not.
Now, here is the point, the Today Show, this morning, was implying that since the boy was not being watched, while he was bathing, that there may be a criminal act of negligence.
People have to realize that Hollywood, and the media, have a big influence, on the law, through pressure of public opinion, etc.
What if this insinuation takes hold? What if, someday, you, or your family member, friend, etc., have a seizure while bathing while you or someone else is there? Do you expect the other person who is there to be arrested on criminal charges? Think about it. What if someday you have a seizure while your wife/husband/mother/father, etc., etc. are somewhere else in the house and you get injured. You may not have to die but maybe get injured in some sort of way. Say you end up in the hospital just to find that the other person in the house, who you love very much, has been arrested and is in jail on criminal charges. Is it right? Honestly, with myself being the one who has had epilepsy all my life, would be raising caine like you would not believe and would be filing charges against whoever put my wife in jail....to the extremes!
I do admit that there people who do need to be carefully watched because of their condition but I would hazard a guess that most of us do not.
Give it some thought. I already see the ball rolling. The hints are getting stronger everyday, by the media. Time will tell. If I am wrong, glory hallelujah. If I am correct, look out because any of you could be in their sights....eventually.
Sometimes the truth hurts.
For the Travolta's, it would be absolutely ludicrous to go after the caretaker for negligence just because the seizure happened in the bathroom. It could have happened while he was sleeping or anyplace, for that matter. The media is so full of crap!