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VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

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My 21-year-old daughter had a single seizure once when she was about 16 or 17. She was in the bathroom with her younger sister, getting ready for school, when she suddenly started jerking and fell on the floor. She bit her tongue and bruised her hand from smacking it against the toilet bowl in the middle of the episode, and the whole thing lasted at least four or five minutes, according to the younger girl.

Now, I was completely unaware of this at the time she had it.......she didn't report this to me until a few weeks after the fact. All I knew was that she'd gone to bed sick that morning and then slept almost all day. Didn't have the foggiest idea that she was post-ictal!! So by the time I took her to the doctor, there was no sign that she'd even had the seizure, and she hasn't had one since. None of the rest of us has ever had one either, except for Chris, the 15-year-old, who had a febrile seizure at age 2 because of a temp that reached 105.2 and wouldn't go down. It's a mystery, and it must be absolutely terrifying not to know what's happening to you.

Hope the news from your neurologist is good, and that you've seen the last of this!!:kiss

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