Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Finally a Logan update

So Logan had his appointment with the nuerologist...Seems the EEG test he had over a month ago determined that when logan has eplictical (sp) shocks running through the right side of his brain...it shows that he is 75-80% at risk of having another seizure within the next 6-12 months....So, well, he has epilepsy...I broke down in the womans office...They said that there is some medication he can start using now so that it would prevent any more of them...but that means not truly knowing if there is a huge problem...so, i have a perscription for an emergency dose, just in case a seizure goes longer then 5 minutes...in that case i have to call 911...

Now he has to go in for an MRI within the next couple of weeks to rule out a few other things...the doctor said she was 99.9% positive that he wil have another seizure within a year because of the brain waves...so, i guess i will just be prepared, adn hope that the next time it happens we arent out and about....so thats the update i know some have been waiting for...

2 comments:

Stump Home said...

Oh honey! You know you may want to talk to George Melichar about this. I seem to remember that he was also thought to have epilepsy in High School...he used to take meds. (I have a surprisingly LONG memory!)...I had a heart to heart w/ him and his mom Viva one night about it. He ended up stopping the meds, because they messed w/ him more....and he also lost all the weight too. So anyway...he may have some insight, I don't know. It's just the thought I had while reading Logan's update.

Do they know what causes Epilepsy? How is Denny helping w/ this? Education is the best answer...learn as much as you can.

Let me know if there is anything I can do..even if you just need to let it all out....I can listen.

Tara S. said...

Thanks..i chose against meds for now, because it would mess with his energy level...if they get worse i will think about meds...i havent had a chance to read up on it much, but the kids go to daddies house this weekend and my house is clean, so i can take thetime to look it up...

denny is just being denny...i dont think he realy knows what to think yet..Nick was pretty upset about it, but said well, its what we are given, so we will deal with it..i love him..lol...

right now its just a wait and see how often he has them...its just so overwhelming right now..ive had so many deaths and so many life altering changes happen in the last 2 years...and now my man is in Iraq so its just all so stressful right now.