Posted by Alan
on April 12, 2000 at 23:23:47:
In Reply to: Looking for answers, 3 yr. old having siezures posted by Sherri on March 21, 2000 at 23:32:44:
: My 3 yr. old son started having siezures in Jan. 2000,
: when i found him he was lying lifeless on the floor staring into space and he had thrown up, he was in this state for about 15 min. He threw up a few more times while in this state. The hospital admited him overnight and ran a cat scan, spinal tap, chest x-ray, and blood tests all which came back normal (of course no EEG!!) exactly 3 weeks later he had another one, this time when i picked him up he was stiff, and again threw up several times,he did not stay still though he limped up, eyes again were wide open and staring and he was again none responsive, He stayed in this state for over an hour until the hospital used medical intervention to bring him out of it. he was admited and stayed for 2 day's, this time they did an EEG and it showed alot of siezure activity. He was on dialantin but he was seen at Children's Hospital for another EEG a month later and it showed he was prone to siezures and they also changed his med. to tegretol
: 3 times a day. They did not tell me what kind of siezures he is having and that is what i want to know.
: I would like to find others who have children with siezures to talk to.
: If anyone has had a similar experience and have a pretty good idea what kind of siezures he is having i would like any info.
Have you heard of treating childhood epilepsy with a ketogenic diet? There is much information on the internet about this. Just do an internet search with the words ketogenic and epilepsy. By the way, a ketogenic diet severly restricts or eliminates carbohydrates (sugars and starches).