I’m new to this whole seizures thing and so I’m not sure what to do. Gavin is still having absent seizures, even on the depakote.
Lizze walked into Gavin’s room this afternoon and he was sitting in bed, holding the remote for his NetFlix box and staring at a blank screen. When she tried to get his attention, he wouldn’t respond.
After the 5th or 6th attempt to get his attention he startled because to him, it was like Lizze had come out of nowhere.
The time it took for Lizze to get him to respond was maybe 30 seconds. However, we have no idea how long it lasted prior to that. It was long enough that whatever show he had been watching had ended and timed out.
Are absent seizures as dangerous as other seizures? I don’t know what we are supposed to do. I mean I know how to respond to someone having a seizures but when it’s your own child, it’s different. Also, I’m more familiar with treating the more obvious seizures in the back of an ambulance.
Until we hear back from the neurologist I guess we have to just keep an eye on him.
Did I ever say how helpless it can feel at times to be a special needs parent? Right now I have two boys suffering and I have nothing to help them with.
**Thanks for reading**
-Lost and Tired
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