Posted by Cass
on September 18, 2000 at 14:45:27:
In Reply to: Respiratory Arrest posted by Teri on September 17, 2000 at 13:01:47:
: My daughter's first siezure (tonic clonic) ended in respiratory arrest. Fortunately, I'm an EMT and was prepared to resuscitate. However, I was shocked that never in all the years I've been certified in CPR; not one piece of literature, nor one medical professional breathed a word that seizure could result in respiratory arrest. My inquires into this matter have been dismissed and my child's situation explained as anecdotal. I did find one book published in England that made referance to SUDDEP, Sudden Unexplained Death Due to Epilepsy. But the author made no mention of respriatory arrest. So, the question I am posing to this board is what information is out there regarding this situation, or is this some sort of sick joke that everyone is privy to except me. Thank you in advance for any information and you all have my deepest respect for your heroic efforts to understand and live with this condition. Teri
You might want to try looking on Webmd.com, they are a very helpful medical site.
Hopefully you'll find an answer there.
Good Luck to you and your daughter.