When Jack was 14 months old he started having febrile seizures. These seizures only occured when he would run a fever. We were told that this was normal in children and that it was very likely that he would grow out of them by the time he was 5 or 6.
When Jack was 2.5 years old, he had 8 seizures in a 24 hour period and we were admitted to Cook Childrens. The 8th seizure was without fever so they started him on a seizure medication. After 6 months he was off medication and we were released from the neurologist.
In March, 2016, Jack was 4 years old and he had a seizure at school waking up from nap. Since this day he has fought daily seizures. We are on medication #4 and are still searching for the right medication/dosage to control his seizures. He has been diagnosed with partial complex epilepsy with secondary generalization.
We are thankful that his seizures are mostly predictable as they happen waking from sleep. Jack can feel the seizures coming on and it scares him. We hope and pray that he does not have to deal with epilepsy for the rest of his life.