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Posted by Debbie on July 02, 2000 at 13:49:02:

In Reply to: 3 year old's first seizure posted by Carrie on July 02, 2000 at 11:13:07:

Dear Carrie,

I certainly sympathize with you. My daugher Melissa, had her first seizure when she was 18 months old. She had been to the doctor that day with tonsillitis. I was holding her in my lap and we were looking at pictures, when I noticed that she was unresponsive and cutting her eyes to the side. She wasn't jerking or anything, but drooling. We rushed her to the hospital and she was taken from me as we came in the door. It was two hours before they let us see her. They said that it was a febrile seizure and that they had to give her two anti-convulsants to get her to come around. We were petrified! Her temperature was about 103 at the time, which is high, but she had even had 104 before, with no problems. Every time that she had a fever after that I was so afraid. They went ahead and put Melissa on phenobarbatol since her seizure was so severe. They said that normally they allow them two seizures before they put them on any medication. She took phenobarbatol for about a year. I know that your daughters seizure wasn't due to a high temperature, but I thought you might need some support. I have been there and there is nothing more frightning than having something happen to your baby. My email address is Deblynne13@aol.com if you would like to talk.

Good luck to you,

Debbie

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