As the mother of someone who has seizures, the news about Mike Patterson from the Eagles having a seizure during practice reminded me just how often seizures strike (The CDC estimates that 10% of people will have a seizure during their lifetime) and how unprepared the general public is to help during a seizure event.
Here are some seizure first aid tips to help you stay calm and provide support during a very scary moment:
If a person has repeated or prolonged seizures without regaining consciousness or returning to normal behavior, the body may develop a severe lack of oxygen. This is an emergency situation. Call 911.
Not all seizures are the result of epilepsy BUT if you are looking for more information about seizures The Epilepsy Foundation website is a great place to start.
Awareness and education around seizure first aid is a cause that this very close to my heart. PLEASE share this post with as many people as you can!