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What do I do if he has a seizure? - April 7th 2010, 08:09 PM

My fiance has seizures. He says its mainly when he's scared and upset. We're planning on getting married after high school and I'm worried that if he does have one I won't know what to do or he'll have one while I'm not there to help him. He knows I worry about him, but I've never told him I was worried about this. We usually talk about everything, but sometimes its hard for me to say how I feel. What do I do if he does have one?
   
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Re: What do I do if he has a seizure? - April 7th 2010, 08:44 PM

I'm certified in first aid, I'm assuming you're talking about severe seizers. Can he tell when they're coming? if so have him lay down on the floor so that he doesn't fall. If he can't tell they're coming let the seizure happen, don't try to restrain him at all as it might injure him, move anything near him that he could knock into. Also, do not put anything in his mouth. If the seizure lasts more than 5 minutes call 911.


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Re: What do I do if he has a seizure? - April 8th 2010, 05:54 AM

Ask him if they're grand mal or petty mal. Petty mal are typically easy to feel comming as described from a patients experience and require no help from you. There is often never any signs of them other than the person looks like they spaced out for between 5 and 60 seconds.

If he has grand mal, these are much more serious. The key is to get him flat on the ground, laying down, and make sure his head is clear of any obstacles. If possible put a helmet or pillow around his head. As said before, if it persists for more than 5 minutes seek professional help.
   
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Re: What do I do if he has a seizure? - April 8th 2010, 06:06 AM

Another thing is to keep a hold of his tongue as he may swallow his tongue in a seizure.
However, he may bite the shit out of your hand so you have to use something to hold onto it with that he can't break
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Re: What do I do if he has a seizure? - April 8th 2010, 08:37 PM

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Another thing is to keep a hold of his tongue as he may swallow his tongue in a seizure.

However, he may bite the shit out of your hand so you have to use something to hold onto it with that he can't break
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It's not possible for a person to choke on their tounge don't put anything in his mouth.


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Re: What do I do if he has a seizure? - April 8th 2010, 09:28 PM

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Another thing is to keep a hold of his tongue as he may swallow his tongue in a seizure.
However, he may bite the shit out of your hand so you have to use something to hold onto it with that he can't break
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Oh my word, no! Never ever put something in the mouth of someone seizing and never put your fingers/hand in the mouth. During a full on grand mal seizure, the person can bite down hard enough to bend a spoon in half or bite a finger off. (I know, I've seen it in person on the ambulance). Nobody will choke or swallow their tongue.

To the OP, just make sure that he is in an area where if he seizes uncontrollably, he will not bang into anything. Move furniture, if you can. Put pillows around him. DO NOT put anything in his mouth. If he was eating DO NOT try to pull what he was eating out of his mouth until he stops seizing AND you can actually see it in his mouth. If the seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes, call 911.


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Re: What do I do if he has a seizure? - April 9th 2010, 01:16 AM

Thanks everyone. I might talk to him about it this weekend or maybe tonight if he gets up in time.
   
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Re: What do I do if he has a seizure? - April 9th 2010, 01:19 AM

You have to also consider the recovery postion, I too am a certified fist aider.

Usaully Gran Mals and Petty Mals are due to having epilspy.

Like others have said, once he is having a seizure, he will probably fall the floor, make sure he can't come to any harm. We were also told that you have to try and hold on to them, easier said than done I know but it's to stop them hurting themselves. Do not put your hands, fingers anything near his mouth, or he will hurt you, once he is coming out of it try and get him into the recovery postion, try talking to him, if it starts getting worse ring fo rhelp, if you feel like you can't deal with, or not sure on how to deal with it, ring for help, they can help you over the phone until proper medical help gets to you.

I'd also try and look out for any first aid course out there, we usaully have some here in the summer at colleges and they are usaully free or only ask for a small charge. It's something worth looking into.





   
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