Kim - posted on 01/14/2010 ( 34 moms have responded )
Earlier this week, my 14 year old son had a seizure. This has never happened before. Matt was talking with me in my bedroom, when I asked him to take a coffee cup back to the kitchen. He got to the doorway and just stopped with one hand holding on to the doorframe and the other holding the half full coffee cup. The next thing I know, Matt had a death grip on the door frame; his head was tilted all the way back and his eyes had rolled back into his head. The arm holding the coffee cup was flailing. I ran over to him and helped him over to the bed once the seizure had ended and helped him over to the bed. Matt has know memory of the seizure. I immediately took him to the E.R. Nothing has ever frightened me as much as that. He is going to have a sleep deprived EEG in the morning and hopefully we will start to get some answers. He has also started to have thunderclap headaches. These are headaches that come on instantaneously with terrible pain, and then they start to fade out. He is handling everything better than I am. I am trying to treat him as normally as possible, but right now I am afraid to let him out of my sight. I know it's irrational, but I feel like if he is with me, I can keep things from happening. I would love any advice that anyone can give me. I think I would even appreciate a little sympathy at the moment! Matt really is handling this better than me.