My 9 year old son had a seizure this morning for the first time. The paramedics were called and it took them a while to bring him out of it and then they transported him to Children's Hospital.
Background last 48 hours: Unknown to me on the day it happened, but he said that he had accidentally stuck a pencil in his eye. When he went to school that next morning, the eye began to swell and the school nurse was concerned and I took him to the doctor who said he had an eye infection. They first gave him a topical medication to put on the eye and then prescribed an oral medication. He had been taking the oral medication for two days before the seizure.
Back to the day of the seizure: When he was seen by the Childrens Hospital doctor, the first thing out of his mouth was: "This is common". That totally sent me to the moon. "What do you mean this is common?!!!" His response: "It is not unusual for children to have seizures" My response: "What are you talking about? My mother had 5 children; between my 5 brothers and sisters we have11 children -- not one of them/us had seizures! Not one of any friend I had or now have had children to had seizures. Frankly I was very surprised and disappointed for a statement like this to come from a doctor at a childrens hospital. I told him about the pencil accident. He said that he would take a blood test and if nothing surfaced it probably wouldn't happen again. I don't have to tell you that was not comforting and at the time of this writing the test results have not come back.
I feel it has something to do with the eye injury and infection or, possibly a reaction to the medication.
Does anyone know of a relationship between eye injury and seizures?View Thread