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EEGs can be very stressful to prepare for, live with, and clean up the literal mess they cause. But, with so many families going through them with their children, we’ve assembled the best advice, and some links from other vetted medical organizations to help you out. What is an EEG and why would my child get one? EEG (Electroencephalogram) is […]
Epilepsy is one of the largest impacts from HIE, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy. Children across all outcomes can develop epilepsy, and HIE is a leading cause of several rare types of epilepsy such as Infantile Spasms, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, and ESES. Since seizures and HIE are so common, we recommend all families learn more about Seizure Action Plans, and go through Seizure First Aid training. Hope for HIE also supports all legislative efforts to improve the prevalence of Seizure Action Plans and Seizure First Aid through the Seizure Safe School campaign through the Epilepsy Foundation.
If your child has experienced seizures, even if they are under control, or you had resolved neonatal seizures, a Seizure Action Plan is an important tool for anyone in your child’s life to be aware of. Seizure Action Plans outline what to do in case of a seizure for your child. This could include when to call 911, a bit […]
Epilepsy truly embodies a “trial and error” approach sometimes. Certain types of seizure disorders and seizure types are more responsive to specific medications than others. Epilepsy in HIE is pretty common, and HIE is a leading cause of some specific types of epilepsy and seizure disorders. Why are seizure problematic? Sometimes they can inhibit development, learning, and focus. Sometimes they […]
There is a cohort of kids who will persistently need medications out of the NICU, and there are children who will not have persistent seizures, or experience neonatal seizures at all, but develop epilepsy later in childhood. There are a few nuances for what is most typically seen with these epilepsy cases, and some things to ask about (some of […]
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