My 12 yr old DD has epilepsy and bi-polar. She has had it for 0ver 10 yrs. She's been having more and more grand mal seizures and this morning she and her 2 sisters ages 6 and 8 were doing dishes with her. My 12 yr old had a grand mal seizure. My SO and I were going through paper work in our bedroom. The 8 yr old immediately broke my 12 yr old DD's fall and stayed with her. My 6 yr old ran to us and told us she was seizing. It lasted 5 minutes. She started to come out of it and then had 2 more seizures. We ran her to the ER and on the way she had another one. That makes 4 seizures in less than 20 minutes. My other 2 kids handled it all really well. How do I let them know what a great job they did? I feel none of my kids have a childhood b/c they have to be so knowledgeable about all this stuff. Did I mention the 6 yr old has epilepsy too? I HATE that they have to go through this!!
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Answer by dle4125 at 8:15 PM on Dec. 28, 2008
Thank you ladies! I am always calm during the storm - but freak out afterwards! lol We have always instilled in our DD's that they need to look out for each other. My 12 yr old has had her med levels checked and they are good. She was on bi-polar meds, but they slowed her down so much that she is at a 1st grade level in school so they took her off of it. She is scheduled for an EEG on Tuesday at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She will be there all day and possibly be admitted for a few days for further observation. Keep us in your prayers....I hope that we can get the seizures to stop or at least subside some.
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