When seven out of your eleven children have been diagnosed with epilepsy and have seizures at night, you are dependent on support in everyday life and to keep your nerve. The best solution for the Linder family in Blaubeuren was NightWatch epilepsy monitoring, their children’s daily companion at night since February this year.
Our German team recently delivered the latest NightWatch to the Linder family. It is for five year old Marina. “Is that the lady with the owls?” we heard the children call from inside. And then they were all standing in the doorway, seven curious children with big eyes. Inside, the first surprise awaits us. The front hall looks like a friendly kindergarten, a colourful cloakroom where each child has its own labelled cupboard. The children sit down neatly in their respective places, and we are immediately touched and impressed by so much cheerfulness, lively childlike qualities, friendliness and curiosity. Mrs Linder welcomes us very warmly; she is used to people being curious about her large family of now 11 children.
We brought our new cuddly owl, Buddy, and a new NightWatch children’s book for each child, and each of them hugged their owl tightly. We all went into their beautiful big garden to take some photos. I admiringly asked Mrs Linder how she manages to be so relaxed and look so good in what seems to me to be a very stressful situation with so many children, some of whom are affected by epilepsy. “It’s no use getting stressed out,” said Mrs Linder, “you can only do one thing at a time.”