Jenny - posted on 11/19/2008 ( 32 moms have responded )
Hey, I'm new and just had some general questions. My 2 year old son, Aaron was diagnosed with epilepsy at 3 weeks old. It wasn't really too much of a surprise seeing as how there are about 12 other people in the family diagnosed including me, and two of his uncles. However, I found that two of his pediatricians would not admit that epilepsy can be hereditary. They also put him through many unnecessary tests (including a spinal tap) and would not begin medication until one of them or a staff member actually saw him have a seizure. Needless to say, they are no longer his doctors. I was just wondering if any other moms also have epilepsy or have it in the family? I'm so glad to have found this group! I really had no idea there were so many of us out there! Thanks for the input!