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Fossen Epilepsy August 22, 2006

Posted by fajita in family.

My nephew, Fossen (age 6) had no seizures today. Thank God. Also, thank-you for the prayers and well-wishing. The eeg was taken today, but the results have not been interpretted. We’ll see.

He has been diagnosed with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE). Half of all kids with TLE grow out of it. Half do not. However, some who do not grow out of the condition can control it with meds. Fossen took his first round of meds today. The meds are not expected to work for the first week. So, seizures during the first week are not to cause undo worry.

Of course this has impacted the family a ton. On the positive side, this epilepsy explains some of the strange behavior Fossen have exhibted for the past year or so. Sleepwalking, wetting pants, weird wiggling, etc. You’re never thankful for epilepsy, but answers do bring some peace – kind of.

If you want to learn more about seizures, go here.


1. Donna - August 23, 2006

sorry I got behind. I will pray for your nephew and am grateful you got answers. The unknown may be the scariest thing possible when it comes to our children.

2. Jeanna (Beaner) - August 23, 2006

Answers provide information to move forward. Thanksing God for that, while still praying that Fossen will be one of the ones to grow out of it!

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