Monday, January 29, 2018

Seizure videos

This blog post is for educational purposes. Please do NOT watch this if watching a seizure will upset you. I have loaded these so that the people working with Asher at school this year will be able to have an idea of what to expect.

Seizures from September 2017 to just show the common 2nd phase of seizures. This 1st video shows the end of a Tonic Clonic seizure. You can see that all the limbs are tightening (Tonic) and then relaxing (Clonic). The jerks are not very big with this seizure but still visible. You can also clearly see when the seizure stops. She takes a nice big breath. She will also often blink (during the seizure her eyes stay open). This is when we stop the timer. At this stage the seizures are mostly just lasting 1 minute.

Often she is having a 2nd phase of seizure activity after the first one. This can happen within 1 seconds but up to half a minute after the first seizure stops. These movements are much more wild. This phase may be just a few seconds and normally does not go on for more than 30 seconds.

Videos from the next day. Again, showing the Tonic Clonic seizure. The end is again very easy to see with the big breath and this time I kept filming and you can see how she closes her eyes.

Just under a minute later the 2nd phase started. This time with her on her back you can see how wildly her arms can go (they can go even more wild than this). This is why Brendon is keeping his arms around her head - to help stop her from hitting herself.

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