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Today I’m sitting here on the couch with Lola sprawled out across me. She’s home sick for the second day in a row due to the annual ‘flumageddon’ virus. She gets it every year and this year is clearly no different. While I’m sad she isn’t feeling good, I’m elated with one important aspect of her illness — she hasn’t had any seizures. For most epilepsy sufferers there are underlying causes that can trigger seizures. For Lola they are generally illness (fever or not), physical or cognitive developmental leaps, overexcitement, weight gain, and excessive tiredness. Yesterday marked one week since Lola has had a seizure. While I celebrate this one week seizure free milestone, I am especially hopeful the medicine increase is working because little lady is pretty...
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Epilepsy Awareness

November 1st marked the beginning of National Epilepsy Awareness Month so what does this mean? It’s time to learn more about the condition and help raise awareness. The CDC estimates that over 2 million people in the United States suffer from some type of epilepsy. They expect to have over 140,000 new cases reported next year. Unfortunately it is a condition that is rarely talked about even though it is reported that $15.5 billion is spent on medical costs as well as lost or reduced earnings. It is becoming an epidemic as we are seeing more cases of infant epilepsy (1:3200 live births). I’ll be honest and say I didn’t know a thing about epilepsy until my daughter was diagnosed with it. That is often how we go...
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