Keli - posted on 02/22/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
Does anyone know any stats on the probabilites of seizures and brain tumors or lesions? My 4 yr old has partial complex, secondarily generalized seizures. The first one was last fall, then Jan 27th and February 14, so 3 big ones total. They put her on tegretol but because of the most insane reaction thankfully they have taken her off and put her on Keppra. She has only been on meds for a couple weeks so I am unsure of the control of the seizures at this point. But because we have not had her MRI yet, which is scheduled for 2 wks away, I can't help but consume myself with worry that this all started because there is something wrong, such as a tumor. I am aware that the likelihood that the MRI comes back normal is higher than if it was abnormal but I can not help but find myself completey obsessed with the what ifs? this is all pretty new and is very scary to watch this happen to her. She is better with it than we are and we are good about not talking or letting her know how scary this is to us because we just want her to remain just herself without the craziness we are feeling. I realize this may sound like a weird ? but the adult inside me tells me to calm down but the mom in me is horrified with the what ifs? I can't wait to just complete the MRI then all we need to deal with after the results come back normal is just that she has seizures and that they are not caused by something as terrible as a tumor or other problem. But until March 8th I will pretty much find myself getting any and all info I can look up, unfortunately I have found no study of the probabiltiy or relationship between the 2. Does anyone know of these statistics by any chance?