Gabriel had a small seizure at school yesterday 🙁
We are going to increase his felbamate a small amount and hope that is the only seizure. He has gained 4 pounds since this summer, so it makes sense he would need more medicine with a bigger body.
It is a bummer that his bigger body needs more medicine because it means that he has not outgrown the seizure symptoms but that the medication is needed. We are incredibility thankful for a medication that is working. However our ultimate hope and prayer is that he will be in the 1/3 of doose cases that outgrow the seizures (essentially the channels in the brain that need to open and close correctly begin to do their job).
His school handled it beautifully! It sounds like the seizure was minor tremors on one side of his body, that lasted a minute. It could have so easily been completely missed but his teachers are amazing! They noticed it and tended it him right away. His teacher knew to looks past the physical shaking and try to communicate with him. The fact that she knew to do this helped determine he had in fact had a seizure.
So for now, we are hoping and praying that is was a bump in the road.