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    Default Dreaded Seizures

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    Last edited by Anne; 02-26-2010 at 08:13 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    My boy, Monte, is currently in the middle of a cluster. What's worrying is that he has only had single seizures for many months now, and he has just had the 4th seizure in a row and only within 20 minutes.

    My daughter is at home with him. If he hits 5 and still hasn't settled then I will have to get her to get him up to the closest Vet so that he can be given some valium. We have it at home but my daughter is not confident enough to administer it and I have only liquid, no tabs.
    This sucks Anne!!!

    It is devastating when they will not stop...I am so sorry to hear this!

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    I'd already be at the vet after 4 in a row. Poor Monte your poor daughter too.

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    Yeah...get him there asap!

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    Oh heck Anne, hope Monte is okay.

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    If they are less than 20 minutes apart it is classed as status epilepticus already even after 3. (in humans anyway)

    I wonder what's set it off? How old is he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    He has never had them before in such quick succession which is the real concern. It means that he is close to going into status epilepticus. He's had more before, but they were over a period of 60 minutes or so.
    I have seen my son in status epilepticus...not pretty! They pumped so much medication into him at hospital he was completely incoherent, but still having seizures

    Crossing fingers for Monte!!!!

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    If they are less than 20 minutes apart it is classed as status epilepticus already even after 3. (in humans anyway)
    Or if they last long then 5mins.. You are meant to call the ambo..

    Pity you cant call an ambo of Monte!!!

    Im thinking about him!!

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    My Brother nearly died from a epilepticus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    My Brother nearly died from a epilepticus
    yeah...it is NOT pretty!

    I remember screaming at the ambos to do something........

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