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absence seizures.... again

Posted Jul 30 2010 12:00am
Hannah went to Epilepsy camp last week, and as usual, had a blast.  She loves seeing all her friends there and made a couple new ones.  There were two new campers and Hannah took them right under her wing!  SO cute!!


When she got home we noticed that she was wetting her pants.  I got into her bag to wash her clothes and noticed that her clothes were wet as well...  I knew she was having seizures...  I started to pay very close attention to her.  Then we saw it....  She is having absence seizures again.  These are the type she had when she was first diagnosed with epilepsy.  She hasn't had absence seizures since Kindergarten.  And even then she would wet her pants.  But, it didn't seem like it was as often.


So, at the start of the week, I took her into the pediatrician because I know the first thing docs will want to rule out is a UTI.  Her doctor tested her, but absolutely no infection.  She agrees they are absence seizures.  I have noticed several seizures... she stares towards the ground and completely misses whatever conversation was occurring... then she wets her pants.  She is wetting 2-5 times every day, but I have seen some seizures without her wetting, so who knows how many she is having....
I was talking with my sister in law (who watches the kids while we work) and our neighbor....Both of them said they have seen her zoning out and then all the sudden coming back to the conversation.  I am thinking if they are noticing them, they are probably happening often.


The good news is that Blitzen picked right up in them.  I can tell that he knows they are different.  He will sniff her and then paces back and forth between Hannah and me.  Sometimes he even whines...
I have been really racking my brain as to why these are coming back.  It hit me like a ton of bricks this morning...... puberty.  I know, I am a little slow.  I have been warned and even telling the school teachers, anything is possible when she hits puberty.  ugh.  How many more years of this????



Since we are currently "in between" neurologists, I am trying to get her into see a doctor.  I have no idea when that will be.  In the mean time, I am trying to help her not be completely embarrassed when she soaks her pants; not an easy task at all....
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