Good Morning ALL!!!
A quick shout out to the husband today!! Happy 30th Birthday Shawn Phillip. You are an amazing man and one of a kind. You wow me all the time with the wonderful things you do and continue to do for our family! I love you more than you will ever know!
We go back to see B's neurologist on Friday. I'm very ready to see him. I feel as though our diagnosis was so quick (which I am grateful for) and now that I have had a little more time to digest all of it I have a million more questions. I'm just dying to know if he will grow out of them....which is not something the Dr. will be able to tell me I know. He does not know if he will...I just want to know.
To many unanswered questions with Epilepsy. Here are some epilepsy facts some of you may have never known, some things I have learned over the past few months.
A seizure is a disturbance in the electrical activity of the brain. Twenty-five million Americans (1 in 10) have had, or will have, at least one seizure at some time in their lives.
Tonic-clonic ("grand mal") seizure - This seizure occurs when there is a massive discharge of neurons on both cerebral hemispheres. The body becomes rigid and there is also jerking of the body. "Tonic-clonic" means "stiffness-violent." "Grand mal" means "great sickness."
Absence ("petit mal") seizure - This seizure is nonconvulsive. However, a person may become unaware of his or her surroundings and may stare off in space or freeze. This seizure lasts only 5-30 seconds.
Many famous classical writers had epilepsy, including Sir Walter Scott, Edgar Allen Poe, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lewis Carroll and Charles Dickens--to name only a few
Well I am off to celebrate the Birthday....sorry so short but to be honest I'm ready for Friday and don't have much else to say!!
Carpe Diem everyone!!