Kayla - posted on 12/13/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
Okay, I wanted to join this group to get advice on this situation...
My husband has had Nocturnal grand-mal seizures since the age of about 17. He's 30 now. For the most part, it's controlled with 600mg of Zonigran and recently (after having 2 in one day )Depikote. They do not know why he has seizures. They are solely triggered by: exhaustion, If he goes RIGHT back to sleep after waking up, Stress, and of course forgetting to take meds. Lights and other things don't bother him..
We have been together 5 years and married for 4 of those. Our Nephew was born earlier this year and has put the baby craze in full force...We have had our "fur-baby" for 3 years and he's done good with her..
What I'm most concerned with is: How will he handle having a live crying baby... that won't sleep through the night, and God forbid it to have Colic... I would very much so love a baby, but I'm afraid of causing my husband's health to dwindle. I work full time, so he would pretty much need to be the care taker for the most part (his job is flexible). He's also a traveling musician..
Tell me, those who have babies with a spouse with epilepsy... To have a baby, or wait?