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Baby Keira, 7 months, living on borrowed time

Keira Wilson has been diagnosed with epilepsy. Photo Contributed
Keira Wilson has been diagnosed with epilepsy. Photo Contributed Contributed

WHEN Lana Wilson describes having a tough pregnancy, it is an understatement.

Membranes rupturing at 17 weeks and then a heart attack were only the beginning of hard times for the Rockhampton mum, before the birth of her second child, Keira.

The 23-year-old is now facing an even tougher situation, with her now seven-month-old daughter diagnosed with epilepsy, having daily seizures which have caused bleeds on her brain.

Yesterday Lana was given the tragic news that Keira was only expected to live up to another six months.

Doctors told Lana that surgery required to fix the bleeds was no longer an option, following a major seizure last weekend, so she is now dealing with taking Keira's condition one day at a time.

"It could be tomorrow she has a seizure that could be her very last one," Lana said.

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Keira Wilson in hospital after being diagnosed with epilepsy. Photo Contributed
Keira Wilson in hospital after being diagnosed with epilepsy. Photo Contributed Contributed

"I never thought anything like this would happen to me," she said.

The hardest thing for Lana was leaving her elder daughter Amber behind in Rockhampton with her father and extended family.

"Between my health problems and Keira's, I couldn't provide the care that Amber's dad could."

Focusing on providing round-the-clock care for Keira, and taking her to weekly hospital visits, Lana is reliant on the kindness of friends, staying with them until she can find permanent accommodation.

She is hoping for the kindness of strangers, with a GoFundMe account set up online, to help ease the burden of her financial costs.

"One of my kids is so sick, another of my kids is so far away, and there is nothing I can to do fix either of those things," she said.

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