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Seizure Action Plans

Seizure Action Plans

November 23rd, 2021  | Epilepsy  | News  | Resources

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 […]

Managing Epilepsy: Know Your Options

Managing Epilepsy: Know Your Options

November 22nd, 2021  | Epilepsy  | News

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 […]

Epilepsy Diagnosed in Childhood after HIE

Epilepsy Diagnosed in Childhood after HIE

November 10th, 2021  | Epilepsy  | News  | Resources

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 […]

Transitioning from the NICU to Home – What You Need to Know about Seizures

Transitioning from the NICU to Home – What You Need to Know about Seizures

November 8th, 2021  | Epilepsy  | HIE Education  | News  | Resources

What do families need to know when they are getting discharged from the NICU after HIE about epilepsy? A few things! HIE is the top cause of neonatal seizures, and can lead to various more common, and rare, seizure disorders and epilepsy. Knowledge is empowerment, during a time where things feel very much out of control. We think of empowering […]

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