What Is That Seizure Called Now?

What Is That Seizure Called Now?

Diagnosing and classifying seizures recently became easier and more precise. The International League of Epilepsy (ILAE), the world’s main scientific body devoted to the study of epilepsy, revised its terminology in order to recognize that some seizure types can have...
Meet Abby

Meet Abby

Our daughter’s name is Abigail “Abby” Joyce Smith, she is 12 years old now, born December 2005. In utero, the doctors noticed she had a small dilation in one of her kidneys but everything else was perfectly normal. She had a normal birth and she had an ultrasound on...
Meet Elleanor

Meet Elleanor

Meet Elleanor On June 11, 2012, we welcomed our first child, Elleanor, to the world. She was healthy and we were able to take her home and try our hand at this parenting thing. She was growing normally, but would make this weird grunting sound. At two months old I...
Epidiolex Approved by the FDA for Epilepsy

Epidiolex Approved by the FDA for Epilepsy

Monday, June 25th, U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved EPIDIOLEX®(cannabidiol) oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two severe epilepsy syndromes known as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome in patients two years of age or...
Independence Day

Independence Day

The Fourth of July is always such a fun day of celebration in the US. It represents so much for our country and the sacrifices that were made for a chance at a new life. It is celebrated with barbeques, family gatherings and fireworks!  Independence can have a very...