A Recent Grand Mal Seizure 8-12-16…By: Carole Norman Scott


Ben by himself 7-4-16

Ben’s 54th Birthday 7-4-16

Ben was doing so well, but had a grand mal seizure on August 12th at his living facility. It lasted about 3 minutes, but they got him to the infirmary and kept him there for several days while they checked his seizure med levels. He liked being there…nothing expected of him, his food brought to him on a tray…while he sat in his lounge chair…living the life of Riley–Ha! We’re SO thankful that he gets such good medical care. They said about 20 nurses (?) came running when they heard Ben had the seizure. They all know him and were concerned. He was eating lunch (corndogs…his favorite) in the lunchroom when it happened, and his living unit supervisor caught him so he didn’t hit his head. He had a bite of corndog in his mouth so they did the Heimlich maneuver, but his teeth were clinched, so they couldn’t get the food out. When he came to, he chewed up the corndog and swallowed it. Thankfully, he didn’t choke on it–God is good! It was like angels were all around to help him. He seems to be back to normal now, and his meds are being adjusted.  He is on Tegretol, Keppra, & Depakote, and has been for many years.  It had been about five years since he’d had a big seizure.  He’s had three while at home on different visits, but they lasted about 30 seconds each.  Even that was VERY scary, because I/we had never witnessed him having any.  You never know if it’s going to be short or long, and you feel SO helpless to give them aid.  Thankfully, he was already sitting down when each of them happened.  We don’t ride escalators any more…always the elevator.  I realized what could happen to him and all the people below him if he had a seizure while riding one.  

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I am the mother of a fifty-five year old autistic son, and am happy to be a twenty-year Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor. My blogs (autism45, lymphomainsights.com, Pictures & Poems to God's Glory, and stubbornlymphoma.wordpress.com) contain journals, poems, pictures, photography, letters, and other writings and insights pertaining to autism and lymphoma, and the spiritual growth we (my husband and I) have experienced from all. I hope you'll visit all four blogs, and enjoy the pictures I've taken and the poems I've written too!
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