My youngest son Mark who is 30 years old with Down’s Syndrome and non-verbal was diagnosed with Epilepsy/Grand Mal seizures on March 18, 2017. He started having these episodes on January 9, 2017. After having a sleep study done, and many trips to the Neurologist he was finally admitted to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix on the EMU unit where he was finally diagnosed and we had some answers.
I feel like I have been hit by a train and like I am living a nightmare. Has not been easy wrapping my head around this as I am a single mom and have been raising him by myself since he was born. No support system. Thank you for listening.
New Diagnosis of Epilepsy
For anyone who was recently diagnosed there are some great resources right here at Living Well With Epilepsy:
- Get the basics at Epilepsy 101
- Learn about Finding a Treatment
- Find out how the Epilepsy Storylines App can help
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