Re: My 3 yo had a non febrile seizure...
the thing about feblile siezures is that the temp only has to "suddenly" go up to trigger it,it doesn't actually mean that it stays there,you know what i mean?it can trigger then drop back down again to normal so you really wouldn't know exactly what the temp truely was at the time of the onset.having a sedated MRI for a child isn't too big of a deal.i know there are risks involved with any sedated procedure,but in this case,i really do think it would be in your childs best interest if they suspect anything that may be out of the norm.if something is actually wrong,wouldn't you want to know about it?i know seeing our kids in these types of posistions can be very stressful and plain scarey at times but sometimes things just need to be done for their health and well being.my son went into liver failure at age 12 and had a transplant at age 13.he also(three years later)suffered a severe brain injury with double skull fracture and a bleed into his frontal lobe.so i do have some experience in having to deal with scarey stuff with our children.sometimes it is just for the best that ceratin tests be done.if nothing else,it can rule out ALOT of possibilities and also set that baseline.if any furture problems should arise,you will always have this test as the baseline the docs can work from and know what may be new or was there before you know what i mean?you just wont know for certain if everything is okay or there really is some sort of a problem til they actually look inside your childs brain.honestly?if this were my child,given what has occured and that you have been told something doesn't appear "right" with part of the brain,i would go ahead and at least have it all evaluated with an MRI.really.you just have to look at the whole big picture here and do what you really feel is the best possible thing for your child and their future.at least there is not any pain at all involved with this test,they go to sleep and wake up and it is all over for them.it is just "us' the parents who kind of suffer thru everything.just do what you feel is really in the best interest of your child.i hope things turn out okay for all of you.please let me know how things are going,K?ya just gotta hang in there mom. marcia
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