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febrile seizures

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by 4thand26, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. 4thand26

    4thand26 Cheesehead

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    Does anybody's kids ever have febrile seizures, or actually seizures of any kind? My 5 year old son has had 3 in his life. Just wondering about anybody elses experience.
     
  2. cheesey

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    I don't have any kids. I never had even heard about those kinds of seizures. I'm really sorry to hear that your son has to go through that.
     
  3. Ryan

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    For those wondering:

    SOURCE A lot more info there as well.

    What are febrile seizures?

    Febrile seizures are convulsions brought on by a fever in infants or small children. During a febrile seizure, a child often loses consciousness and shakes, moving limbs on both sides of the body. Less commonly, the child becomes rigid or has twitches in only a portion of the body, such as an arm or a leg, or on the right or the left side only. Most febrile seizures last a minute or two, although some can be as brief as a few seconds while others last for more than 15 minutes.

    The majority of children with febrile seizures have rectal temperatures greater than 102 degrees F. Most febrile seizures occur during the first day of a child's fever. Children prone to febrile seizures are not considered to have epilepsy, since epilepsy is characterized by recurrent seizures that are not triggered by fever.

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    I'm sorry to hear he has had to go through that 4th, I have two kids and we have been lucky enough not to experience it!
     
  4. digsthepack

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    Sure, Ryan....gotta trot out the old "rectal teperatures" gem, don't you!

    Ugggghhh....my chocolate pudding has lost its appeal.
     
  5. packerfan1245

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    You peeeeeeeele have sons? You guys are old
     
  6. bozz_2006

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    no kids, but two kids in my apartment complex have had them in the past two or three months, so i guess they're not uncommon.
     
  7. cheesey

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    Man.....that has to be scary for a parent to watch their child go through that. To feel so helpless must be terrible.
     
  8. 4packgirl

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    thankfully neither one of my twins has ever had one. i'm sorry to hear about your son, 4th - that has to be awful!!
     
  9. vikefan

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    We found out our daughter has abscence seizures, at the age of 3 yrs old.
    Most of those type of seizures aren't noticed and just look like staring for several seconds. We thought she just wasn't paying attention.

    Turns out she was having several seizures an hour.

    She hasn't had any in years due to medication, and could outgrow them.

    Good luck to you.
     
  10. 4thand26

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    Thanks to everyone. THis is why I post on this site- good people.

    Vike - my nefew has those types of siezures. They were getting more and more common. Put him on medication, and they completely stopped. There were side effects - mostly very aggressive behavior.

    No amount of talking about this can prepare you for it.
     
  11. vikefan

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    Do you know the name of the medication?
    Our pediatrician put our daughter on Tegretol and it seemed to stop the seizures, but was really masking the seizures.
    We went to a specialist and she was put on Depakote for awhile and is now on Lamictal.....no side effects and her seizures are well controlled.

    Good luck to you.
     
  12. arrowgargantuan

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    yo 4th..i'm epileptic myself. any questions just pm me..i might be able to help.
     
  13. kmac

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    That sucks man. One of my good friends is epileptic (just found out recently) and it's taken away her ability to do a lot of stuff she enjoys.
     
  14. arrowgargantuan

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    yeah, it's a real strange condition and some cases are muuuuch more dibilitating than others. as for me, i take a few pills before bed and i'm good. could be worse, lol.
     
  15. tromadz

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    Arrow takes little blue pills before bed too.
     
  16. arrowgargantuan

    arrowgargantuan Cheesehead

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    it's always ***** time in my household...
     
  17. all about da packers

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    I hope you don't live with your mom.... :-?
     
  18. all about da packers

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    Actually about 3 years back someone in one of my classes suddenly fell to the floor.

    We obviously had no idea what happened, so we thought she fell and a bunch of us ended up laughing. One of my friends decided he'd stand out, so he got up and started pointing at her and laughing at the same time.

    Then someone yells out "OMG she is having a seizure" and I swear we all became quite in an instant and had no idea what to do. Luckily there was an older female that had some experience in the matter. In the end, the girl was also bleeding because we didn't act in time and she ended up cutting herself while having the seizure.

    That opened my eyes as to how serious seizures are, and certainly not for the ones that are weak of heart.

    Sorry to hear about your children 4th and vikes, hope it all works out for you.
     
  19. arrowgargantuan

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    nah...grandma.

    she's pretty hot though.
     
  20. all about da packers

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    Hey if 80 something females are your thing, more power to ya!

    More younger girls to go round for the rest of us people that prefer girls near our own age bracket. :D
     
  21. cheesey

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    So....in other words.........you like 12 to 14 year olds??? (J/K!)

    Anyway.......my cousins wife has grand maul (sp?) seizures. It's really scary when those happen. She's a real sweet lady too.
    It IS really nice that people can help each other on here. It makes you not feel like your all alone fighting against the world.
    My thoughts/prayers go out to you that have these problems to deal with.
     
  22. Heatherthepackgirl

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    This must be horrible to see your kids go through this, my prayers go out to you to....hopefully its just something they outgrow...
     

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