Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday's Fact Week 6

Part of me can't believe that I've been doing this blog for 6 weeks! I kind of touched on this last week and thought It would be a good fact. Today I want to talk about triggers. The most common things that can trigger seizures. People seem to have this fear of other people that have epilepsy. And I think it's just that we aren't educated on it. The main thing that can cause them in most people that have been diagnosed and can control them with medcation is not taking their meds as prescribed. Routine is key. Other triggers can include ingested substances, hormone fluctuations, stress, sleep patterns, and photosensitivity.
Zac's friends and family have learned his triggers over the years. If you have someone in your life with epilepsy, learning their triggers can really help.
We've learned to limit tv time and video games with Zac. We've also learned that he may be more likely to have one if he is stressed or tired. The "if he's stressed or tired" part has been the hard one. He's a typical 9 yr old boy and loves to play. He gets tired just like every other child. I've seen the side effects of medication cause him to become stressed and cause his hormones to be like a roller coaster. It's a constant battle for him and his parents.
I hope that my little blog and quick "Friday's Fact" start the conversation. If it can just start the conversation then I will feel like I have made a difference. Our Seize a Cure for Zac benefit on Hwy 19 North in Thomaston on June 18th is quickly approaching! If you haven't done so, please find us on Facebook and like our page. We also have an event page. Listen out for info on local Griffin, Jackson, and Thomaston radio. We also have info in Henry Co, Griffin, Barnesville, and Thomaston newspapers. There will be something for everyone on the 18th. Live music, auction, raffle, food, vendors, car show, 5k, poker run, and a kid zone. We have bracelet and shirts for sale. Please comment here or on our facebook page if you would like one. Bracelets are $2 each and shirts are $10. Thanks for your time and support!
Until next time.... stay tuned, spread the word,and Count You Blessings Everyday!
"Not another moment lost to seizures"

-Zac's Aunt Court

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