Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Seizure

I'm really only posting about this in case my Future Self wants to find out when this happened:
On Monday my nephew (the kid on the right in the above pic and on the left in my header bar) had a full on Grand Mal seizure at school and was rushed to Duke Hospital by EMTs. They did a CAT scan, blood tests and tox screens and found nothing. The doctor said that seizures in growing kids are more common than most people know and that 50% of the time no cause is ever found. Chances are he'll never have another one, but if he does, it will probably be in the next two weeks. My brother thinks it has something to do with his crazy growth spurt. Apparently my nephew has grown 4 or 5 inches in about that many months and doesn't sleep alot. Whatever it was, I hope it never happens again. And I hope it did not cause any damage.

6 comments:

Jazz said...

Wow. That's bizarre. Here's hoping it never does happen again.

mrwriteon said...

That's scary. Hope it's only a one-off.

Big Brother said...

Major bummer. I also hope it's just the growth spurt and he'll not have another.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh, I hope it doesn't happen again, too...! Very scary, and the growth spurt theory sounds very plausible....It must have really scared him!

geewits said...

Naomi,
~~He doesn't remember it, but it was terribly scary for my brother and his wife.

Carole said...

Been thinking/praying for him. Hope he is okay and was just an isolated incident.