Tag Archives: Epilepsy Safety

Managing Epilepsy with a Baby in the NICU   Last April 2017 my daughter, Zoey, came into this world a lot earlier than expected. She was born at 31 weeks, 5 days, weighing only 3 lbs.  I remember several hours after her birth being wheeled up to the NICU to meet my daughter for the […]

We are launching a new video series to EMPOWER Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy.  Today we hear from Dr. Richmond Akatue from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee on: Does every women living with epilepsy need a primary care doctor?      Dr. Richmond Akatue is an Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Akatue serves […]

The captain’s voice breaks through my efforts of ignoring my talkative seat mate, who is practically sitting in my lap. “Due to a severe thunderstorm and circling the airport for an hour waiting for a safe break to land, we are running low on fuel. We will divert to Greensboro, NC to refuel. Those with connecting […]

Today Dr. Chetan R. Mukundan will answer a few questions from parents about finding a pediatrician to care for your daughter and her epilepsy.  We want you to remember that we are working together as a team with the Pediatric Neurologist to care for your daughter.  We are also teaching your daughter to learn about […]

Why ME???  I know it just isn’t fair!  You were just like all the other girls just last week… Then it happened… You had a seizure and now your life is completely different.  Your parents are always checking on you and won’t give you any space. You don’t want anyone to know you have epilepsy.  You […]

  Background – Why? In the early 2000’s, results from several antiepileptic drug (AED) pregnancy registries revealed that valproate the highest risks of AEDs for congenital malformations. In addition around the same time, researchers from the NIH NEAD study examined the short and long-term outcomes in babies exposed to four different AEDs during pregnancy.  From […]

Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Neurologist   Transitions are always difficult, but can also be rewarding when done with preparation and awareness of the important issues.  It can be particularly difficult to leave the neurologist who may have been the one who diagnosed you with epilepsy and guided you through difficult times. There are several […]

Graduations have come to an end and the summer is here.   I sit here thinking about attending our “Oldest Daughter, Ire”, from another set of parents, high school graduation at the end of May.  As we sat watching her graduate from Franklin High School it reminded me of how quickly the school years go by […]

Know your seizures! A first time and refresher guide to understanding different seizure types for people with epilepsy. Dr. Michael Kinney MB, MRCP (U.K.) and Dr. Kimford J. Meador MD. Introduction In every area of medicine it’s important that the words used between the doctor or health care professional and the person with the condition, […]

Seizure freedom is never promised…. As I wrap my brain around the fact that I have just had my first seizure in years, the emotions are overwhelming.  First, the utter fear that has consumed me is almost too much to bear.  The fear of if another seizure will come or what people will think of […]