Caleb Thomas’ seizures are sometimes just blank stares that pass in seconds.
Other times, they erupt in full-body spasms that cycle in and out for more than a day, one after another in clusters so tight the 11-year-old must go to the hospital to make them stop.
His mother, Tracie Thomas, said they’ve tried dozens of treatments in the decade since his diagnosis of epilepsy: A medical implant that stimulates the brain. A high-fat, low-carb diet that can stem seizures. Dozens of medications, some with side effects.
Still, the seizures continue, tormenting not only Caleb, but his mother and his 16-year-old brother, Austin, who has helped care for him since their father’s death last October.