More people have epilepsy than you are aware, but they are afraid you won’t like them, or make fun of them or treat them differently.
Anyone at age can acquire the invisible disorder by having these things happen to them:
1. High fever
2. Blow to their head
4. A Coma
Watch your child when she or he is sick and if they have a fever, make sure you get it down quickly by giving children’s aspirin and checking with a digital thermometer every hour until normalized. Also putting wash clothes soaked in cold water put on their foreheads and neck will bring the fever down quickly.
I should know.
I used to be the kid with the high fever and had all those things happen to me and almost didn’t live to my second birthday!
Support organizations like CURE.org Citizens United for Research for Epilepsy who give every dollar donated to new pills with fewer side effects and other medical technologies that help diagnose epilepsy faster so it can be treated.
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
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May 31st, 2013