Amie - posted on 02/27/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
Background: Christmas Day, my 4 year old Alex, suffered an unprovoked first seizure (tonic/clonic). A few hours later he suffered a complex partial seizure. Since then he has been seizure free although he is being set up for a sleep study and a 24 hour EEG, since his 1 hour EEG showed a propensity for seizures. Not medicated at this time, we just carry his Diastat everywhere we go. No family history of seizures at all.
Fast-forward to now: On Sunday, my 7 year old daughter Morgan, suffered an unprovoked first seizure. The seizure was unwitnessed by us but we found her immediately after unconscious in a clear postdictal state.
Our doctors seem to be dumbfounded but of the same thinking of us, "there has to be something we are all missing". Our pediatrician is calling in some favors to some friends as infectious disease to get there impression while we get in with the neurologist for a baseline EEG for Morgan.
Has anyone ever encountered a situation like this? It's very hard for us to comprehend that two of our children 2 months apart all of a sudden start exhibiting seizures.