So my middle son has been admitted to the hospital for what we thought was possibly a stroke, his face is droopy and looks like a stroke patient. Turns out he had Bells Palsy and they think this could be caused by a seizure. So with one child with epilepsy already the idea of having a second child with epilepsy is a bit over whelming. I will admit when he was asleep in his bed I did lay there in the dark and cried just a bit.
In the morning they ran an MRI and an EEG on him to see if he had a tumor or epilepsy. With those as the two choices I was praying for epilepsy. Whoever thought I would pray for epilepsy?
The results are in that we now have two children with epilepsy. Our oldest one has seizure activity in all four lobes of his brain and our middle son has seizure activity in the right frontal lobe of his brain. From all the information I had gathered up to that point the frontal lobe processes impulse control and the ability to make right choices.
When we met with our pediatric neurologist it was hard for him to convince me that this was not genetic from the biological mother. Remember we adopted all three of our kids and they all have the same biological mother just different dads. Originally when our oldest was diagnosed we thought that maybe his epilepsy was caused by the physical abuse he endured in his early years. With this new diagnosis we were beginning to wonder if the abuse or genetics caused this. If it was genetics was our third child going to be diagnosed as well?
The doctor said that where George’s seizures are located that we may have some behavioral issues, he may have ADD or ADHD as well. Yeah the hits keep coming, but at least there was no tumors.