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Seizure questions

Posted by seamer1 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 7, 07 at 23:42

My dd had a seizure this past week, her first one. It scared the living daylights out of me. She was fine one minute the next she had fell on the floor, and convulsing. I thought she was dying. She had quit breathing, and I gave her CPR. She went to the hospital by ambulance. They did a CAT scan, gave her an eeg, took blood twice. They never did find out what caused it. Does any one have any experience with these? Any info would be greatly appriciated.

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RE: Seizure questions

How old is your daughter? Sometimes the very young will have a seizure and never be bothered again. It's almost as if the little brain is just sorting itself out.

RE: Seizure questions

Since the hospital took tests, I am assuming your DD is not diabetic. When my diabetic DD was young, she had several seizures from very low blood sugars where half her body would end up feeling numb. The numbness went away and she was as bright as ever; the seizures did not affect her brain at all.

RE: Seizure questions

Seizures commonly occur with fever. Usually this (febrile seizures) stops after toddler years. If it was not a seizure due to fever then more tests are needed. She had a CT which would rule out anything horrible like a tumor or brain bleed etc. But if the seizures recur without a fever she needs to see a neurologist. You need to establish a relationship with one so in the event seizure meds are needed they can be prescribed.

RE: Seizure questions

Reflex Anoxic Seizure is a possibility, but the child will always start breathing on their own in a minute or so (seems like an eternity). Any sudden pain (even a bump) or unexpected stimuli (such as a scare or sudden cold or heat) can cause these. My 18 year old daughter has had these since she was a baby. They are not as frequent anymore (thankfully). They are not dangerous, although in some situations they could be. The biggest danger is not to let your child be anaesthised while sitting up (such as in a dental surgery) because the heart may not restart.

My child's pediatrician has always said these were "breath-holding" attacks, which they are...but of a more serious form. I didn't discover what she actually had until just this year.

The link is very informative.

Here is a link that might be useful: RAS

RE: Seizure questions

My daughter is 23 years old, and that was her first one. She was drinking a frozen coffee from Starbucks when she had the seizure.

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