Ella's Seizure and an Update

A few months ago, our one year old had a seizure.  It was so out of the blue and unexpected, neither my husband or I knew what to think or feel.  The night it happened, we took her immediately to the children's emergency room near us.  There, her seizure was verified and we were set up with a pediatric neurologist to follow up with.  A few nights later, she had another episode.  In the weeks following, we have undergone several tests, including a routine EEG, a MRI under anesthesia, and most recently, a 24-hour EEG, inpatient.  The good news is, everything has come back normal.  Her brain is beautiful, and we aren't really sure what caused her seizures.  Part of me almost wishes we could find a problem to fix, but the majority of me is hoping that this is just a blip in her life, and all this can be in the past.  However, her neurologist says it's very rare for a child to have a one-off seizure, so I'm honestly not sure what to think.  Both Matthew and I are pretty set that medication isn't right for Ella, at this point.  We still have one follow-up appointment with her neurologist, but at this point, we have left no diagnostic stone unturned and we feel confident that she doesn't have an underlying brain issues.  Because of her traumatic birth, subsequent right sided muscle tightness, and gross-motor delay, we have both always wondered if she had lasting damage from lack of oxygen during her labor and delivery.  Thankfully, this doesn't appear to be the case.  We love her so much and she's such a special girl, our hope is that she can continue to thrive and progress with no more seizures! 

 Ella with her head wrapped during her 24-hour EEG 

Ella with her head wrapped during her 24-hour EEG