I have a nine month old son diagnosed with severe intractable seizures. He has had no syndrome diagnosis yet and has been tested for many. The neurologist, Doctors, Epileptologists left me with little hope and a grim future. I started taking him to a Chiropractor at six months age. He is now on his 27th day seizure free and already stepping him down from his meds ( Phenobarb, zonegran, keppra and diastat) which he was on the max of all as well he is also on the Ketogenic diet. Stage would have as many as 24 seizures (Grand mal) per day since birth. He has not had more than two seizures in one day since seeing the chiropractor. Even the neurologist and Ketogenic dietician are impressed with how well my son is doing. There also is a little girl at my chiro's office who was having seizures onsetting at six years of age. After a month and regular visits to the chiro. she is seizure free. I get really frustrated when I think about how hospitals don't even reccommend Chiro's. I went against my neurologists advice and I am glad that i did. Those damn seizures fried enough of my babies brain. He is nine months old and has several health issues associated with the seiz's which we are hoping will improve with time. When my son was origionally hospitalized at two weeks a twist of fate happened and the baby in the next rooms dad had a brother who had seizures and he said they took him to a chiro and they went away. That same day I asked the neuro.s and they said "No it would compromise the seizure control we had". What control? He was having nonstop seizures over medicated and sedated choking on his own secretions and would stop breathing. I'm glad with the choice I made. I say give it a chance the side effects of seeing a chiro is never going to be as bad as what those drugs and seizures took from my baby and our family.
I am happy to say that my son is not only on his 27th day seizure free (longest since birth), but he is starting to smile. Waking up. Making sounds. Moving his hands, toes and feet. Our future has so much hope. He still has a lot of therapy ahead of him. Physical, speech, eating you name it, but you know what he at least has a future at this point. Thanks to Doctor Hansen the chiropractor. (Whom by the way was so moved by my son and his downward spiral of health he has never accepted a payment and has done all of my sons care out of pocket)
My one word of advice? You know your kid better than anyone and trust your instincts they are usually right.
The hardest thing for me to accept was that I was never going to find anyone person who has gone through the exact thing as me and I've been to the real low's. I wish everyone hope. This has been a traumatizing ride one which has forever changed who I am. I am often resentful to those who take their children's health for granted because these days when my infant sons fingers brush against mine I realize how prescious having a healthy child can be.