Friday, January 18, 2013

A New Type of Seizures?

It seems Noah may be having more seizures......

They started about two weeks ago and are a different type of seizure from what he usually has (he usually has myclonic seizures). The newer episodes are like those of a temporal seizure - he stares off into space. When his name is called he doesn't move. If a hand is run in front of his face, he doesn't blink.

We took him to the neurologist just a few days after they started. The neurologist confirmed that they may indeed be temporal seizures and ordered an EEG. The EEG is scheduled for the end of January. 

Since previous EEGs they have found that sedating children alters the brain waves, so Noah will not be sedated when he has the EEG. This is going to be an adventure, folks. I'm skeptical that he will even go to sleep at all during the EEG but trying to not be a negative Nelly about the whole thing so I'd appreciate prayers and positive thoughts.

I'll keep y'all posted! 


  1. Ugh. :( No new seizures! I suppose since you think they're happening it's better to have confirmation and tools to deal with them. Still ugh though. Praying as always! <3

  2. Poor Noah :( You'll both be in my thoughts for a hopefully not too complicated EEG experience.

  3. He will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    I hope everything goes well!!