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Wests Syndrome

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loflo Mon 13-Dec-10 18:13:08

So DS was diagnosed with epilepsy earlier this year and now one of my friends' little toot has been diagnosed with Wests Syndrome sad.

My knowledge of Wests is very little and wonder if any of you lovely ladies (or gents)can give me some info so I can support my friend.


zzzzz Mon 13-Dec-10 23:05:55

Wests is early onset, with very distinctive seizures [search infantile spasm], there is an assosiated mortality rate and developmental issues for some.....I would read it on Wiki, I think they did it best when we were searching everything. They will need friends so I should think the best support you could give is just to keep being there. I think some children do "grow out of it".

loflo Tue 14-Dec-10 09:27:17

thank you zzzzz - its really appreciated.

sarah293 Tue 14-Dec-10 10:11:59

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loflo Tue 14-Dec-10 14:05:09

Thanks Riven - at the moment there is no obvious reason. Will pass on the info re Yahoo. Hope DD is a bit better today x

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