Karen Davila's 19-year-old son David suffered his second seizure while running on the treadmill on Monday, October 25.
The broadcast journalist relayed via social media how they were able to respond to the situation
"Si David 'yung anak ko na diagnosed in the autism spectrum. And si David, every morning po, tumatakbo siya sa treadmill. And kaninang umaga, noong tumatakbo siya sa treadmill, bigla ko na lang nakita na nagkakaroon siya ng epileptic seizure," Karen shared via Facebook Live on her page.
Karen said that fortunately, when her son was having the seizure, she was there and caught him before he fell from the treadmill.
"Tumatakbo po siya ng 3 kilometers [sa treadmill], biglang naninigas ang katawan niya at hindi niya ma-control ang kanyang katawan. So nakita ko siya and I knew that he was having a seizure. And right away, pahulog na 'yung anak ko, sinalo ko siya," she shared.
She then called for help from her husband and their household members.
"Tinawag ko po 'yung asawa ko and ang mga kasama namin sa bahay. Tapos 'yung tinuro po ng doktor, ihiga ang taong nagkaka-seizure nang patagilid para di po makagat ang dila. Actually nakagat nga niya nang konti 'yung kanyang dila kasi may dugo, pero 'di niya naputol or walang ganon. My husband was there, 'yung asawa ko was making sure that David breathed properly," she said.
"Pero all I could say, once again, when David was on the floor and having a seizure... All I was saying again, which I said the first time, is 'Jesus, heal my son.’ Iyon lang ang nagawa ko, and it's the same story I had in September 2020, the first seizure that my son experienced doon sa lobby ng aming condo," she continued.
Reflecting on what happened, Karen remarked that it was her faith in God that allowed her to respond in grace during the difficult situation.
"You know, it takes so much to not panic and respond in grace. You know you can only respond in grace when you know that the Lord is in control." she remarked.