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Gran Mal Seizure

Today, we had a staffing for David.  These occur monthly.  Participants include social workers, therapists, and parents.

By all accounts, he is doing well.  For the most part he is stable.  Residence staff reported that since the seizure on Friday, David has been rather subdued.  He seems to be nervous or upset about what happened.  He doesn’t spend a lot of time talking about it.

Wellbutrin XL

Medical reported that David’s seizure wasn’t caused directly by the Wellbutrin.  Wellbutrin simply lowered his threshold so that an underlying condition is more prominent.

That said, David will be scheduled for testing to see what level of seizures he has been having.

In hindsight, he has exhibited some aspects of seizures.  There are times in the past where teachers have noticed that David has “vacated” or gotten a look in his eye.  Could this have been an ongoing sign of seizure activity?  We don’t know.  There is so much that we don’t know.

On the other side, I talked about staff making contact with our whole list of emergency contacts, until they actually talk to a real person, rather than voicemail.  This should ensure that we get more timely notification of David needing a trip to the ER via ambulance.

We also discussed David’s pending placement at the ranch in Montana.  We asked how the ranch was able to approve a bed for David, or accept him to their facility when no application for services has been made by his parents.  They didn’t have an answer.  I asked then, if David would be able to maintain current residence until something else comes up.

The response was yes, he will have placement until something else becomes available.

All in all, no news to report. We are pretty much on hold at present.  As we learn more about David’s seizures, I will share that with our readers.



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