Post Edited By Moderator (djdaz_1985) : 2/26/2008 9:50:22 AM (GMT-7)
Firstly I wanted to tell you I only edited your post to take out all the HTML tags as it was very difficult to read otherwise. None of the content or formatting has been changed.
Secondly, I wanted to attempt to answer your questions.
1) Should TKP see a doctor? --> Yes. I would not describe the activity you have spoken about as being normal and any kind of seizure activity should be seen and evaluated by a profesionally qualified neurologist (or Epileptologist if you are in the US)
2) What can happen if treatment is not sought? --> I cant say anything for definate here, but if you dont seek treatment, it is likely that the seizures will continue. The more seizures a person has, the greater the risk of a re-occurrance.
3) Resources --> We have a resource centre here on HW ( http://www.healingwell.com/epilepsy/ ) where you can get access to various web resources about epilepsy. Also, you can search through the various threads that are on the forum to see what other people have described and done about their children with epilepsy (and there are plenty of them)
Lastly, I have a few questions of my own...
1) Do these seziures always co-occur with fever?
2) Do the parents already think they know the cause?
3) Have any medications been tried short-term?
All the best
Its important that the boy receives a proper neurological checkup for this. It is a possibility this could be epilepsy and if untreated, can get worse not better. If the fever is the trigger, it is possible that the seizures are triggered by a virus or possibly by a rise in temperature. The bottom line for me is that he needs to see a specialist. This is not something that a family doctor can handle by themselves and in my honest opinion seizures with fever IS NOT FINE. It is still a problem and needs addressing. People are becoming more and more aware of epilepsy and although there are some small minded people out there, most are OK about it and I dont think socialising should be that bigger problem.