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Posted by Carrie on July 02, 2000 at 11:13:07:

My 3 1/2 year old daughter, Kristin had a first seizure last weekend. We ended up in the hosptail and they rushed her to another larger hospital cause her breathing was bad and her CO 2 levels were dangerously high. they put her on a ventilator almost as soon as we got there.
Now I am just learning a lot about seizures so i have lots of questions. They did a CAT scan and will do the EEG tomorrow. They couldn't do it last weekend cause they had her pumped full of so many drugs it wouldn't have shown normal.
I know that kids can get seizures from fever but she wasn't sick and had no fever at all. Matter of fact she was sleeping. Something woke her up though and she was talking a bit when she first woke up. But she seemed spacey. Then she droned out. She didn't twitch or anything only in her chest I felt what felt like a hiccup or her swallowing air. I thought she would vomit but didn't. Her eyes were up towards the ceiling and she was totally limp when we rushed to the hospital.
I am wondering about if overheating her body from the heat of the house might cause it. It was pretty hot and just today she was sweating and she said she didn't feel good and she scared me thinking it might happen again. I cooled her off ASAP.
I guess I am just interested in any reasons for seizures when none can be found. It is too scary to me that this could happen again and she isn't on any medication at all. If it happend again then they would medicate. But they said there was a 2 in 3 chance it would never happena again.
Any advice?

Carrie

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