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So remember that sleep I was planning on getting last night?
It didn't happen.  (If we talk on Twitter, you've already heard this, so sorry for the duplicate story.) Around 11:30 last night, while both of us were asleep, DH had a seizure. Convulsions, foaming at the mouth, etc. He's never had one before, and I will say that it wasn't a pleasant thing to witness. I called 911, and we spent 4.5 hours in the ER while they ran a battery of tests. They didn't initially find a cause for the seizure, so they gave him an anticonvulsant and released him, with orders to see a neurologist ASAP. We got home around 4:30.

Today we saw said neurologist. Still no real news; he has to do an MRI and a 24-hour EEG. If there's a lesion on his brain, a tumor, or something else like that, these procedures should catch it. But there is also a large chance that nothing will emerge, and we'll never know exactly what caused the seizure. If he has another seizure or the MRI and/or EEG turn up an abnormality, he will have to stay on the anticonvulsant -- probably for the rest of his life. If he doesn't have another seizure or nothing weird turns up, he will likely NOT have to continue on the medication. 

Out follow-up appt. isn't until December 23rd, the same day as my first prenatal visit. So we have plenty of time to wait right now. This is not a good thing; we have a friend who is in the end stage of brain cancer, and the seizure raises the specter of something similar.

December is turning out to be a much more exciting month than I'd expected.

There's too much going on here right now, so I am pushing the book group discussion to January. I apologize for the inconvenience, and I understand if any of you who were initially interested in participating won't be able to do it in January. On the other hand, if any of you have thoughts on a good date in January for the discussion to commence, let me know.

I'll post here when I can; I think I especially need the outlet right now, whether it's in the form of fic or just brain-dumps. Please don't take it personally if it takes me some extra time to respond to comments, though. I'll get there, but it might take me a bit longer.

Hope you are all well. Thank you for your good thoughts.  They mean a lot to me. <3

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oh my! sending positive vibes your way!

January actually works better for me as far as the book discussion goes. I haven't had a chance to even read the book and I really want to participate.

I think the 2nd week would be a good time to start.

Thinking of you, friend. I've gone through something similar myself and understand how scary it can be. I think the best thing you can do now is to try not to jump to any conclusions (like cancer) since it's still so early in diagnosis, to try not to read online about what it may be (a slippery slope), and to be a good advocate for your husband and stay on top of your doctors. It can be any number of different things. I hope you're able to get him to his MRI and EEG soon for the peace of mind. Try to take care of yourself and your little one (and the littlest one).

Thank you for the additional details (Twitter is swell, but 140 characters doesn't cut it for something like this! Not even kind of...). It's good to see that they are being very thorough in their testing and leaving no stone unturned. You need that right now.

Keeping you three (Hey! Four! :) ) in my thoughts. Please let us know when you hear anything else...

Ditto on the thanks for more details. I have everything crossed for you guys right now. I can't imagine how scary it must be for your dh to have gone through that and to still be wondering.

♥ x one million

*hugshugshugs* Wow! That certainly is anything but restful. I will definitely keep all of you in my thoughts and I am sendingall kinds of good thoughts your way. Hopefully, you have some kind of answers to what is going on soon.

Book discussion...I am soooo behind on lj. Hmmm...I may have to do this, depending on how work and school are going. I love reading.

It's good you have a place like this as an outlet. I'm always here if you need me...only a message away.

You and your family are in my thoughts. All of my strength and patience to you!

Hugs and love to you, S. I'm here to chat if you ever want/need/like to.

About... well, I've lost count now, but years ago my mother had a brain aneurysm. No seizures, but passed out getting up to go to the bathroom and felt like utter crap the next day. Suffice it to say, it's not the exact same situation, but I know how bad just the waiting itself can wear.

I said it on twitter, but it still holds true, thinking of you all. ((((hugs))) and ♥

Oh, hun, that's awful. I have a friend who has seizures every once in awhile, and it is terrifying. *hugs you both* I'll certainly keep positive thoughts in mind for you and your family.

On a completely irreverent turn of conversation... You're on twitter? I've recently been sucked into it, so feel free to follow if you want at siapomtoo. (Some guy stole siapom. The nerve! lol)


You and your family will be in my thoughts. I wish for the best!

Praying for you guys! I hope everything turns out alright.

You and your precious kids are in my thoughts <3

I'm so glad I decided to check lj tonight. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that you feel the strength we're all sending your way. ♥

Oh my god!! Prayers on the way, and I hope he's better ASAP!


By the way .... a few years ago, I recall reading about a medicine that causes seizures in some patients. Is DH on any meds that might cause seizures? [slaps self, because the drs have already checked that out, I'm sure.]


Oh, no. I hope he's okay! *hugs*

I apologize for the inconvenience
YOU apologize?! After the night you had, I don't think you should be apologizing for anything! Just get some sleep, and I hope you and yours are alright.

Wow, oh my gosh, I'm so sorry! That's really scary! My dad had brain cancer, so he had seizures a lot and they were always really terrifying, but he was actually always almost totally still when he had his seizures, so crossing my fingers that since your husband's are different, cancer is not the case. I know you're probably stressed above and beyond but try to get some rest for yourself and your littlest one. Thinking of you and sending virtual hugs. Hope it all works out okay.

My thoughts are with you and your family ♥

I tend to side with Marx on religion, but on Friday nights I light candles and let week rest. If someone I know is having a difficult time I remember them too. I will remember you on Friday.

oh geesh! having an idiopathic seizure disorder myself, i know that situation is really scary and upsetting. a sudden, unexplained seizure (even one unrelated to any other issue) ain't no fun to have, no fun to witness, and the aftermath is frightening and a huge pain. i'm really very sorry you're having to deal with it. *hugs*

i hope the tests turn up nothing. i know it's frustrating not to have a "why", but it's far preferable having it be something minor enough as to be undetectable. i hope, while you're waiting for the neuro appt, it can help balance out the ugly alternatives to know that you know someone who has seizures and whose life is still largely unchanged.

you're in my thoughts!

Edited at 2010-12-16 07:04 am (UTC)

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