Lara - posted on 06/20/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
My son had his first seizure at at 2/1/2. He just turned four this month. He was seizure free for 13 months on Trileptal, and now the seizures have returned, 5 or 6 a week since April. We just added Keppra this week. He has already had one seizure on it. How do you get a 4 year old to swallow the liquid keppra? He gags, spits it out, won't take it with juice, milk...we have begged, pleaded, screamed, bribed...we can't get him to take it. Any suggestions? Our Neuro didn't mention anything about the difficulty of getting this down.
My son's epilepsy (about 10 seconds of partial seizures each episode) is caused by his Cortical Dysplasia on his left parietal lobe. Has anyone had a child undergo surgery to remove a dysplasia? Or in particular left parietal lobe surgery? The MRI reports says my son has type 2B (Taylors), which includes abnormal balloon cells on the dyplasia. We live in Dallas but are searching for the best team of doctors in the country - any referrals anyone?? Does anyone have a child in a similar situation, I feel lost most of the time and wonder if there is anything else I can do for my son. I am shocked that so many others have children with seizures, breaks my heart. I would love to connect with anyone going through a similar situation, or knows more about this type of Dysplasia.