At around 8am today Rachel had another seizure. She was taking her pills with John (had swallowed 2 of 3) and she went into a trance and started turning her head almost in rhythm with the gears of a clock’s “seconds” hand. Couldn’t get her to reply and we laid her on the couch on her side. Convulsions lasted for minutes and I administered the diastat rectally.
I’m sure some people read this blog and think that sucks and on some level think that this is normal and expected. Not a big deal. But this is my healthy kid and this is only the second seizure we’ve seen at home.
This is scary. It makes my stomach hurt. She might be terminally ill but she is healthy on the outside and seizures are harder for me to witness than the night I got her official diagnosis.
She is passed out on the couch missing a fun day of green. So unfair.Read More
Forgot to mention this on the blog (for the record) that Rachel suffered her first Grand Mal seizure on Sunday, February 6th 2011. It started off with her spinning our container of flour repeatedly after being asked to put it down (or it will spill) and she could not snap out of it. She slowly leaned back towards the kitchen counter and I grabbed her and laid her on the ground. She then started convulsing for about 2 minutes.
No diastat was used. No 911.
She woke up later on with a screaming headache and was irritable beyond belief. By the end of the day she was better (she slept most of the day away).Read More