First Aid

Your loved ones should always know what they can do to help.  Since I live a relatively independent lifestyle, having someone to help me is not always an option.  I try to stay safe, regardless of where I am.  My neighborhood is great for walking and during the day I’m on my feet a lot, by myself.  If you’re a friend or family member of an epileptic, these are great first aid tips:

  • Stay Calm
  • Remove dangerous items nearby 
  • Note the time the seizure starts
  • Cushion their head
  • Don’t restrain them
  • Don’t put anything in their mouth
  • Check the time again.  If the seizure hasn’t stopped after 5 minutes, call 911.
  • After the seizure has stopped, make sure they are breathing easily
  • Stay with them until they are fully recover

 

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I’ve been dealing with Epilepsy for approximately 20 years (since my 20’s) but recently had the RNS Responsive Neurostimulation implant and have high hopes!

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