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multiple seizures, loss of sight, preteen

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 21, 2009
  • 05:47 PM

My daughter has suffered two seizures in the last two plus years. She had a EKG in February which was inconclusive. Recently she suffered five seizures over the course of an evening. The first four lasted a duration of one or two minutes. The last was approximately 13 minutes. It resulted in her loss of sight which returned in one hour or so. The emergency room dosed her with Dilantin and sent us home, with the expectations of an appointment for an MRI.
That will happen hopefully sooner rather than later.
Any thoughts . . .

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  • Has anyone mentioned having an EEG or other neurological testing done? Also (I admit to not knowing alot about seizures) if she experienced temporary blindness maybe an eye specialist can help. I know I have been sent to one on a few occassions to look for things that may show up there first. Can you document the seizures with a video camera? it may help the physicians to see it, and have a list of sorts of what's going on just prior to the seizures. I hope everthing works out.
    Kawendie 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • I miss spoke/typed in my first post, it should read "EEG" not "EKG".All the seizures have taken place while she was asleep, except for the long last one. Oddly she can tell they are about to come upon her.The video camera is a good idea and I will attempt to have it at the ready. In my groggy, concerned, middle of the night state of mind I might even remember to use it.Thanks for your kind thoughts Kawendie. Its a bit of a journey we are about to embark on . . . hopefully it resolves quickly.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Just to add insult to injury she caught a baseball with her cheek. Her eye is swollen up something fierce. Does not seem to be any nerve damage . . . from that any way.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Just to add insult to injury she caught a baseball with her cheek. Her eye is swollen up something fierce. Does not seem to be any nerve damage . . . from that any way. Was this a result of slower motor skills or being a preteen? I ask because from the time my 15 year old was 11 through maybe 14, she was always burning herself, cutting herself and getting hit with balls. Regardless of the reason, I understand that it is upsetting... (yet another thing thing to worry about.) The good news is, if the baseball to the cheek was just one of those things, it will be funny in a couple of years. Please keep me posted on how she is doing and how you are doing too.
    Kawendie 12 Replies Flag this Response
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