Do You Know What To Do If Your Child Has A Seizure? #EpilepsyAwareness #DareTo

    On August 20th of this year, my eight year old son had a seizure.  I've been an educator for almost fifteen years and dealt with many emergency situations involving children during my career.  However, nothing could have prepared me for how scary it was to witness my own son having a seizure and knowing that there was nothing that I could do to stop it.     The night before, both of our sons had camped out in the living room and stayed up late.  As a result, we all slept in the following morning.  Sometime around noon, my husband and my older son left to run some errands and my younger son came over to where I was working on my laptop to tell me he had a headache.  Since he never complains of headaches, I asked him to describe where the pain was and he told me he just wanted to lay down and take a nap.     His request did not surprise me because I knew he had stayed up late with his older brother the night before and he was probably tired.  Once he laid down next to me, I … [Read more...]