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Worst week in parenting so far in 5 years....

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#25 Wyank



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:18 PM

Absence seizures are nothing to worry about. Just fill her in on what she missed. I'm being serious - that's what paramedics are taught about dealing with them.

As far as the convulsions, don't try to hold her while she's convulsing. It'll cause further injury. Make sure she doesn't swallow her tongue while she's out. Being that she's 5, you may have to hyperextend her neck slightly to keep her breathing (place her head as if she's looking up).

You can't swallow your tongue without biting it off first. Don't put your fingers in your daughter's mouth trying to hold her tongue back. She can choke on your finger after biting them off. Don't even put anything in your daughter's mouth to help protect her from biting her tongue or swallowing her tongue. You're just going to fug up her teeth and gums when she uncontrolablly bites down on it. Or she will choke on what you put in her mouth if she bites down and breaks a piece of the object off and swallows it when she returns from seizing.

When she does return from seizing, role her on her side right away. She has a better chance of choking on her own saliva or vomit when done seizing.

Just a pillow under the head and wait it out. No restraining. Move poo out of the way so she doesn't slam her arm off something hard other than the floor. Protect the head with the pillow so it doesn't bounce off the floor too hard.

Grew up with an eplipitic dad.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:22 PM

One of my roommates in college was epiletic.(sp) He never had seizures, but he would space out every so often. We'd being cards, or we'd be eating dinner. He just get this bank look for several minutes. I was always scared he'd do this while he was driving. (Never happened as far as I know.) 1/2 the time I never knew it. His doctor wanted him to keep a log when he had these episodes,

I hope your daughter turns out alright.

My father lost his license when he was diagnosed epliptec. He couldn't get it back until he went a full year without having any. Surprised that state didn't have a similiar law.

#27 The_Light_Brigade


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:37 PM

jesus christ man what are they putting in your water supply

Hexafluorosilicic acid

#28 Dex


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:28 PM

I have epilepsy. No biggie though. After 22 years of life only around 6 or 7.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:34 PM

nobody deserves to have to watch their kids suffer. sorry man, I really hope things turn out okay for you and your kids. wish I could offer more advice but far more knowledgeable people in that area have already offered what they can.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

Have you tried giving her a gun to see if that fixes the problem?

No wonder I don't hang out here much.