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Posted by sarah on March 28, 2000 at 22:21:53:

In Reply to: stroke at birth/epilepsy surgery/autistic behavior posted by christine on February 21, 2000 at 15:50:29:

: my son had a stroke at birth.he is now 8 yrs old.he had epilepsy surgery (functional partial hemi)when he was 4yrs old. he doesn't have the status seizures that he used to have, but he was put back on seizure meds for small seizures. they are under control now but i just found out that 50% of the people who have had the surgery need a second one.he is non-verbal so he can't tell me what he is feeling. he often, out of no where starts to cry and hit his head. i don't know if he is feeling a seizure,the effects of his tegratol.he has some autistic behavior so it is hard to know if if it is behavioral.can anyone relate to this,or can someone tell me if your head hurts before or during a seizure?any help would be great.
Hi

My son has epilepsy and autism and is 6years old. He can tell me when a seisure is about to
happen. He sometimes says his head hurts or there is a nip in his head and sometimes he
will look blank for a few minutes and then say "oh, it's gone now". He is on tegeratol but the
seisures seem to be only partly controlled so we are in the process of doing more tests. Best
wishes with your little boy.

sarah


Sarah


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