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My son is almost 7 yrs old and he has one episode about 3yrs old then not happening again in April 2019 and then all the sudden on 9/18 he has 3 episodes in one day..... took him to ER they put him on keppra but does anybody have that many episodes in one day? I’m so concern

Thanks,
Ivy

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Everyone is different, but my

Everyone is different, but my first three tonic clinic seizures happened within one hour and resulted in cardiac arrest. Now, I’ve never had that many since then, but I know many people who have multiple seizures in a day until they get medication. You made the right decision to get him to the ER and now they have started some anti epileptic medication. The important thing is for you to monitor his events and ensure that he doesn’t miss doses of medication because that can be a trigger for seizures. Then of course follow whatever treatment recommendations they provided you such as following up with a neurologist, etc. to be sure that he has the right medication and dosage. It sometimes takes a few adjustments or in other cases it can be more challenging to get full control. I wish you both the best!

Hi ivynguyen1980@yahoo.com,

Hi ivynguyen1980@yahoo.com,  Thanks so much for posting. We understand this must have been very scary and confusing for you all to experience. As Gianna mentioned in her comment, it’s good that you all took him to the ER, so he could receive treatment. Treatment varies for each individual, so important that you all continue follow-up with your son’s healthcare team to express your concerns and any changes in side effects, seizure types, frequency, behaviors and symptoms, to determine what individual treatment is best for him.For assistance and information regarding finding a specialist, or a second opinion please visit:https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/diagnosis/you-and-your-healthcare-team/se... https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/find-epilepsy-specialist     Our new to Epilepsy & Seizure toolkit is a great resource and starting point for learning about epilepsy, what resources are available, how to make the most of doctors' visits, and how to take control of seizures & find self-management tools. Learn more, by visiting: https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/toolbox/new-seizures-and-epilepsy It is common for those who are in caretaker role to feel overwhelmed. It’s important to remember that you are not alone, and it's just as important that you’re taking care of yourself as well.  https://www.epilepsy.com/sites/core/files/atoms/files/Caregivers%20facts..., there are plenty of things you all can do to help your son and stay safe: Learn seizure first aid: https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/seizure-first-aid-and-safety Learn how to live with seizures, potential risks and safety tips: https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/seizure-first-aid-and-safety/staying-safe Create a seizure response or action plan:https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/toolbox/seizure-forms which is a helpful tool for those around your brother to understand what to do if he has a seizure: Use a diary: https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/epilepsy-foundation-my-seizure-... To help track his seizures, record his medical history, medications, side effects, moods, triggers, or other personal experiences, to share with his healthcare team. Review our seizure alert factsheet with his doctor’s, to see if a seizure alert device is an option for him: https://www.epilepsy.com/sites/core/files/atoms/files/DAS100_Seizure_Ale... The Wellness Institute: epilepsy.com/wellness  ,provides tools and strategies to better assist your loved one and support you in your important role. For practical & effective strategies to enhance your well-being, learn more here:  https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/toolbox/wellness-support-toolsYou may always contact our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-332-1000 contactus@efa.org, where a trained information specialist can connect you to resources, provide referrals and additional support.epilepsy.com/helpline  Or contact your local Epilepsy Foundation at: https://www.epilepsy.com/affiliates to find support groups, events, and programs in your community.   

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