My 8 month old daughter has been diagnosed with focal epilepsy and has started on carbamazepine (which now comes up as my most used word for autocorrect). It's only day 3 and we (mum and dad) are slightly lost. Out of the 790203948283 questions the following seem to crop up the most.
1. What the fuck?
2. Do side effects (sleepy and inpatient) start instantly?
3. How do you differentiate baby being baby and showing signs of epilepsy/side effects?
4. Why do all baby toys have flashing lights ALL OVER.
5. How do you cope with the uncertainty of the condition?