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Subject: I have a child with 'possible epilepsy'
Date Posted: 2/19/2011 4:45 PM ET
Member Since: 11/12/2008
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Hi!  Not sure this the right forum for this but it does have to do with health.  Wanting to connect with parents who have children with epilepsy, or 'seizure like activity'.  My four year old was diagnosed last year with 'seizure like activity' or 'possible epilepsy'.  He is delayed in speech and gross motor skills.  He is on medication and it helps with the 'shaking episodes' (at its worst he had 20 to 100 a day lasting 20-30 seconds each) because he doesn't seem to have any now.  On his good days his speech is much improved and he can run and jump.  On his bad days his speech is much less understandable (he prefers to grunt or point) and he walks stiff legged, without running or jumping.  Wondering if he is still have the episodes without our knowledge on his bad days...Anyone heard of a connection between epilepsy and gross motor skill and speech development?  Feel free to PM me.  Jessy