This is the second in a series about Epilepsy and turns its attention to the family, friends, co-workers, and support stall of the patient. The book helps them to cope with emotional trauma and to understand exactly what is happpening when they witness a seizure.
This book reveals the terror, uncertainty, and frustration felt by children and parents after the initial seizure and diagnosis of epilepsy, and the ongoing trials, tributlations and triumphs of coping with seizures, medication schedules and sideeffects, health care providers and hospitals, schoolmates, siblings relatives, and friends. From the back cover.
This book reveals the wide range of emotions experienced by those who work with epilepsy patients and their family--the frustration of the failing to control seizures, the inspiration of patients who perserve despite all odds, the sadness of losing a patient, the gratitude toward patients who bring meaning into the lives of the their care providers, and het elation of enabling patients to live up to their potential. This book also records, for the first time, the profound, uplifting, and often heartbeaking experiences of practitioners with seizures who come to understand first-hand the perspective of patients with epilepsy.