Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Thanks to all of you for the good thoughts. Lucy stayed overnight and did not have another seizure. All her blood work and x-rays and all other findings were normal. That leaves us with no diagnosis right now. It's possible that it could be an isolated seizure that will not recur. Realistically, that is not likely since there seemed no cause for the seizure, and idiopathic seizures are uncommon at her age (nine). She's had no febrile illness, no toxins, no poisons and no excessive exercise in the hot humid air.
So the plan is to resume her normal lifestyle and continue to watch her. If she has another seizure they will keep her overnight at the hospital and start the anti-seizure drugs IV. Then we would bring her back home on pills. And we would likely undergo more tests, especially a brain scan. Unfortunately a central nervous system tumor is a real possibility. If that's the case, the seizures will recur and be more frequent.
So we will continue on with life and hope for the best. That's really all any of us can do, isn't it?