Friday, August 26, 2011

In Which I Look At Connor's Seizure Records And Totally Freak Out

So today I had a meeting with Connor's nurse about the upcoming school year, and I pulled out my handy Excel spreadsheet record that I keep of all Connor's seizures (yes, I keep an exhaustive record of every seizure Connor's ever had) to pull out some statistics showing how he's been doing over the summer.  I hadn't crunched the numbers since March, and so I was a little unprepared for what I came up with.  Here are the statistics for Connor's seizures over the past three years:

2008: 15 (14 before diagnosis)
2009: 11
2010: 91
2011: 246 so far

That's right-- two hundred and forty six seizures in the past eight months.  That works out to about 30 seizures a month, or a little less than one per day.  No wonder I've felt like he hasn't caught a break recently.  So that was kind of shocking and more than a little depressing.  I'll have to sit down and really look at the trends, but the short of it is that his seizures have been getting a whole lot worse. 

At least he hasn't had any for the past week.  We'll hope that his new medication continues to help.

In the meantime think I need a lot more chocolate in my house.  With that kind of news, I need it.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about Connor's seizures. :( Wishing some relief for poor Connor and some extra chocolate for you!

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