thanks for the info you guys. talk about two different experiences huh.
no Julie gage has never had any type of grand mal seizures. only the absence seizures. he started out with horrible temper tantrums, and blinking, mouth twitching, night terrors, etc. and as he adjusted tot eh zarontin they slowly went away. things like the TV and what not never bothered him. it was an all day, any time thing. That's why when he started doing it with the TV i knew something wasn't right.
It was never that pronounced with one perticular thing.
i have been doing a little research on the depakote, and what im reading is a little scary.
and trust me yours and Vicky's post didn't help.
lol. i guess we will have to just wait and see what the EEG says. i now the one thing that did scare me a bit was the aggressiveness that some of the things stated. he has that now and i really don't want to think what would happen if that was one of his side affects. and he is doing really well in school now, i would hate for him to have problems. did it mess with Patrick's learning ability at all as far as school was concerned. when Patrick went from the absence seizures to a grand mal, was there any sign that he would get those too, or did they just happen out of the blue?
Good luck with the sleep deprived EEG. I remember when we had gage's first one. we were walking around Walmart at 3 in the morning.
That was the first one that told us about the seizures in the first place. At least he is a little older that gage was. Might be easier on him.
maybe ill just have to stand my ground with this neuro. it blows having to put my kids through all of this, and what may come down the road. it stinks now. here he was having breakthroughs and then he comes down with he flu yesterday and throwing up everywhere, so i cant give him his meds till he gets better at keeping things down. gosh, drinks were coming back up in a matter of seconds. Life is but a roller coaster huh?