Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Valentine's Seizure

So, my daughter has another seizure last night. She's been seizure free since the two she had during the summer of 2007. I posted several times about what occurred back then:

Autism and Seizures
Seizure Synchronicity
An Uncertain Independence Day
Second Seizure
Another Uncertain Homecoming

This time around, she didn't go to the hospital, and she didn't injure herself like she did the first time. In all probability, she needs an increased dose of her anti-seizure medication, having grown quite a bit over the last couple of years. And since she turned 13 a little over a month ago, and seizure activity in autistic children is often connected to puberty (and about 30% of individuals with autism also get seizures), well, it's quite likely that that will be a factor as well.

She recovered relatively quickly last night, and has been fine all day today, so we're hoping for the best. Some Valentine's Day, huh? Not quite what I imagined when I was cutting out little hearts and valentine cards to give out back when I was in elementary school. Just file this one under the heading, Autism Sucks.

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