'Bad parenting' accusations lead to epilepsy diagnosis

Mundarra Rose.
Mundarra Rose. Contributed

IT WAS a diagnosis four years overdue for a Toowoomba mother, who was told her son's symptoms were the result of bad parenting.

Emily Brown said it was a relief when medical staff confirmed her boy Mundarra Rose had epilepsy earlier this year.

"When he was coming out from anaesthetic of a routine check doctors witnessed a seizure and tested him for the condition," Ms Brown said.

"Mundarra spent the first 18 months of his life in and out of hospital.

"He couldn't eat, he'd choke and I was told that was my issue because I hadn't offered him solids."

After battling with his unidentified condition for so long, Ms Brown said Mundarra was now on the right medication.

He was now finally showing signs of improvement.

In a bid to raise awareness for Epilepsy Action Australia, Ms Brown started a fundraising campaign ahead of Purple Day next month.

To support the campaign search for "Purple Day for Munda'' on Facebook.

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