My husband had his 2nd seizure last monday. His first was 3 years earlier and I had fully accepted it to be a 1 time thing. Because of this second seizure, my world litterally came crashing down.
He went to the hospital, had an EEG and they saw some activity. He is on Keppra (2x 500 a day) and says he feels just fine. Wants to get back to work and act as if nothing happened.
They didnt find a reason for the seizure, but he says it must have been lack of sleep (he only slept 5 hours that night before) and possibly stress (lots of things changed this year - new job, i am 30 weeks pregnant with our first etc). The doctor said that a good schedule is important and that an irragular work schedule might increase chances of a seizure. He is not allowed to drive for 6 months.
How do I deal with triggers? He has grand mal seizures and I am terrified of them. Both times he was near me, but I can't let go of the feeling of "what if". Whaf if he has them after the y month no driving period in a car while driving on a highway of near water? What if he is holding our baby? What if he is walking the stairs or fishing??
I am obsessed with him having at least 8 hours of sleep, and preferably even more. I am obsessed with not stressing him and thus I don't talk about my things anymore (pregnant and autistic, it's hard). I cam't vent, I can't sleep, I can't accept his work schedule (6 days of work, first 2 days from 6am to 2pm, 2nd 2 days from 2pm go 10pm, last w days from 10pm to 6am, then 3 days off). I am terrified of having our baby soon, who will surely mess with our sleeping schedule and quality. I can not do nights on my own, as I too am badly sleep deprived and stressed every day. Even more so since last monday. So, how? How much do I need to take his schedule and life into consideration? Can 1 day of broken sleep cause a new seizure? How do I deal without getting lost myself?