The parents of a mutlu giggling üler baby 17 hours a day thought they were just happy before discovering that there was a rare brain tumor that caused laughter seizures.
Gemma and Ed Young from Winscombe, Somerset, sounded good to Jack 's son, Jack, in two weeks after he was born.
However, after doing something like ett recording in repetition ü, doctors discovered that their explosions were triggered by a hypothalamic hamartoma, a benign brain tumor that caused ”gelastic bilinen epileptic seizures, also known as neden laughing spells Ancak.
Two years after the first explosions from first thing in the morning, Jack had a 10-hour operation to remove growth, and strange seizures stopped.
His relieved mother, Gemma 32, said: esi There was no stopping this, the giggling sound was steady, and for a long time I had no idea why.
”Two years later, we were very happy and happy when the doctors finally worked at Jack and put an end to his seizures.“
Physicians explained that rare seizures usually occur in one out of every 1000 children with brain status epilepsy and often involve sudden bursts of energy in the form of laughter or tears.
After the birth of Little Jack in May 11, 2014, my mother, who was a credit controller at Thatchers Cider, and a 42-year-old father who was a project manager at the same company, realized that they were giggling most of their time, but they were just happy. baby.
Giggling as loud as she wakes in her sleep, Gemma laughs – sometimes even laughing for 30 minutes, yet running nonstop for 17 hours – didn't wake her.
”To be honest, we always thought we were very happy,“ he said. Also, Gemma, now a nine-year-old son who has a son he doesn't want to have a relationship with before.
Di A little giggle, but it seemed to continue like a recording to continue over and over again.
Tik To begin with, I was a new mother trying to get into a new routine, but two months later, things got too much, and we had to go downstairs to sleep. was exhausting. "
Then, under the six-week control of Jack, a health worker told Gemma that he had never heard and was worried about Jack's giggling noises.
. I felt that another woman noticed this in my baby and I had to realize that as a mother, Gem Gemma continued.
He immediately took Jack and disoriented and led the baby to the ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist.
Gemma said, u By this time, none of us have ever slept, and doctors have been begging to do something. Gem
"The sound was ruthless and unpredictable. It was hard to fall asleep because I had no idea when the noise would be back again."
But the ENT team even scratched their heads and applied to a neurologist at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children for his family.
Six months have passed by now. The family was shattered and scared about what was wrong with their young child.
Gemma said, şok Even a nurse at the hospital said she thought that she was shocked only to laugh when she noticed her üş smile Gem.
Mi People tell us bir Isn't that a happy boy? ”He was a really happy kid, but he didn't chuckle, it was something else.
”I had no idea what might have been wrong with Jack, but I was afraid he would never stop.“
Finally, after the MRI scan of Jack, his family was diagnosed with a diagnosis in November 2014.
Edi The doctor said that he was a hypothalamic hamartoma, that he had a good brain tumor in the size of a grape at the base of his brain that caused seizures.
Y It was a great relief to know what was really wrong, but at the same time it had broken hearts to think that it had been all over. Anda
He was told that he would need a major operation to remove the tumor, but later the laughter would go well.
The buckle has been added to a waiting list and given medication to help reduce attacks.
But while the family was waiting for the operation, uncontrollable laughter fell.
U All the other areas of development were amazing, like his speech and understanding, but he was always laughing, Gem Gemma said.
"It didn't affect eating solids in six weeks or walking at the age of one year – it could actually walk and laugh at the same time.
”He would have gone that day normally, but there is also laughter,“ he said.
Then, two years after starting for the first time, on June 16, 2016, Jack underwent a successful surgery to remove the tumor at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
"It is the worst day of my life to see Jack go to the operation," his mother said.
"I had to sign a consent form to perform the procedure, and I didn't know how I did it, my hand was shaking."
Since the operation, Jack, now four years old, did not have a single laugh.
Although her parents still agree that she may still get angry when choking naturally, we are most grateful that she will often be able to live a normal life, as when she jokes on TV cartoons.
"One day after the operation, we realized Jack hadn't chuckled. It was a strange feeling," Gemma said.
"We sat there waiting for him to do it, but he didn't.
”But the first time she heard her laughing properly, it was incredible.“
Now a happy and healthy little child, no one knew that Jack was a problem.
Gemma added: bir He is a happy little boy now and a true success story.
"He is a cheeky little lad with a great sense of humor who comes out in one shirt that makes us all laugh.
Olur Hypothalamic hamartoma is very rare and I want other parents to know that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and things get better.
”This operation changed Jack's life, ours, and we're very grateful.“