Little bit of background first... My now 13 year old was diagnosed with E on 4/12/2010. Started having seizures every 17-20 days while on Keppra and eventually weaned off and put on Lamictal. We hit a 5 month stretch with no seizures on Lamictal then on 1/4/2011 he had another one. His meds are increased every time he seizes including this last time.
Now to my concern...We are flying from Houston to Chicago for my stepsons Naval bootcamp graduation and I am terrified that the airplane ride will cause a seizure. Is there any evidence that the altitude change will cause a seizure? I have so many concerns and questions... what if he seizes on the plane?? Will they make a huge deal and land the plane?? Should I tell them ahead of time, some say no, some say yes...even though I will be with him and know how to care for him?? I'm terrified to put him in the line of fire so to speak, but does this mean that he can't try and live a normal life and hop on a plane?
Has anyone experience my fears?? Help!!