15 hours ago
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The second seizure in late April was even smaller. The only reason I noticed it was because he was laying on the couch with his head on my lap. I was rubbing his ears and heard a very faint wince from him. Then a few seconds later I noticed he was curling his head and neck under and toward the side. At first I thought he was just enjoying the ear rub, but then I noticed a muscle in his right shoulder was twitching and I saw that his face muscles were contracted causing him to have pursed lips (which has happened in the other partial seizures). I slid to the ground and saw that his eyes were dilated too. It lasted a minute or so, but that was it. He wasn't anxious after and didn't even bother to get off the couch or even change positions. I don't know what caused these, sometimes I wonder if it could have been a side effect of the seizure medicine. For people it says Keppra can actually cause a change or increase in partial seizures. He had never had any of these types of seizures before switching to Keppra. These are the only two I saw, but who knows what happens when I'm not home. Luckily nothing came of them though and they didn't get worse.
Song at Graceful Greyhounds, I can't believe how close we came to that and what an amazing recovery he made.