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#1 of 5 Old 06-21-2008, 06:57 PM - Thread Starter
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Mamas of LO's with epilepsy I need your advice.

My DD, 4 years old, has complex partial epilepsy. She was diagnosed 2 years ago after having 5 tonic-clonics in one day. Her seizures take many forms as is common with complex partial but are usually long absenses, drop seizures or strange behavoiurs. DD has been taking Epilim (Sodium Valproate) for 2 years and is now at the max dose for her weight but continues to have breakthrough seizures.

On thursday DD was playing in the garden at preschool when her teacher heard her screaming. The teacher rushed over to find DD standing in the playhouse unable to move. They tried to lift DD out but she couldnt bend at the waist or bend her legs. They finally got her out and lay her down on DD's favourite teachers legs. After about 15 minutes she was able to move again. They called me and I went straight to the preschool. By the time I arrived she was moving but very stiffly. An hour later she was fine.

The preschool teacher said that DD's legs had been hard and rigid as if all the muscles were in spasm. DD's memories of the event are quite hazy, normal following a seizure.

I am worried that this is a new kind of seizure we havent had before or a form of paraylisis following a seizure no one saw.

I am trying to get hold of DD's consultant but can't till Monday.

What do you think? Have any of your DC's ever had anything similar. This has been very frightening for everyone especially DD's class mates and teachers.

Thank you.
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Can anyone help?
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Hi Becky,

I really hate to add more worry. I will say that the haziness post episodes are suspicious of sz. I am out of ideas as for the paralizas post episode.

Please update us when you can. I wish I could be more helpful.


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I'm finding with my daughter there are so many things that can be seizure related it is difficult to tell. She has become slightly stiff and immobile during a seizure but never to the extent you are describing.
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It sounds like a seizure to me. My dd also has complex partial epilepsy and I have seen a lot of strange things happen. The first seizure she ever had, she became stiff as a board and her head and eyes turned to the side. The doctor said that was a complex partial with a secondary generalized seizure.

I don't know if that helps or not. I hope you can get ahold of the consultant soon.
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