Status Epilepticus

  • Patricia Cardoso Pastura National Institute Fernandes Figueiras - Oswaldo Cruz Foundation


A girl born with central nervous system malformation is in the pediatric intensive care unit due to epilepsy. It is difficult to treat convulsions without sedating her. What can she feel? What can she hear? She is always asleep and her eyes remain closed. The parents are vulnerable, sad, desperate. In this text her life is told in a strange cadence of days until the first birthday. Then the story gets to the end.