Nicole - posted on 04/02/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
Hello. My name is Nicole and my son James is now 8 years old. There has always been something about James. He is very bright and started girfted classes this year. At the age of six he was diagnosed ADHD. Over the last few months he has been dealing with pyschosis, hearing voices. At a school conference, his teacher and I both mentioned how he's sometimes in lala land and often daydreams. The school psychologist asked if he'd ever been screend for seizure disorder. No one had ever even mentioned that to us before. His pyschiatrist immediately ordered an EEG and we just got the report back. His Dr. couldn't even say the word, he just said there were abnormalities and that we need to see a neurologist right away.
From what I can gather, my son may be having Absence seizures.
I spent the next day in bed with chocolate cake choking on my tears. Even though they were testing him for it, I never expected a positive test result.
How do I even begin to wrap my brain around this? I feel so terrible that some of our reactions, frustrations and punishing him would never have happened if we just knew this before.
James' first neurology appointment is coming up this Tuesday. What should I expect and what questions should I ask?
Thank you for your time and consideration,
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