My 3 year old was diagnosed as being epileptic back in September. She's had a CT, MRI, and two EEGs. Everything was normal. We were told it was probably Rolandic epilepsy and she'd probably grow out of it but they stressed, we don't know for sure without an EEG that gives them something. Now, after starting Keppra and having the dose increased as far as it can be increased, Brooke is averaging one Grand Mal seizure every week and "mini seizures" (where she jerks her head back, passes out, falls then wakes up almost immediately) about once a day, sometimes twice a day. We're taking her to a cardiologist to make sure the minis aren't heart related. We also finally have a video EEG scheduled next Monday.
I'm just wondering if it's common for the type of epilepsy not to be pinned down this far into the game. How long was it before you knew the specific type? Does my daughter's story sound familiar? Are some types easier to diagnose?
on Dec. 31, 2012 at 5:03 PM