On Thanksgiving my step-brother, who has epilepsy, was seizing all throughout the day and night. However, his seizures were not his typical type and displayed a new pathology which worried us all. Unfortunately we could not get in touch with his doctors, the hospital, or any other medical professional who would be able to help. Given this fact it was decided that he would be brought down first thing in the morning to the hospital to be seen.
The next morning he was even worse than the previous day and basically had to be helped into his clothes, shoes, down the stairs and into the car. Thinking that it was just an issue with his new medication, everyone else went out for Black Friday as usual. While we were shopping, he ended up in the ER at the behest of the neurology department. He was continually seizing and they were some of the worst seizures ever. He was admitted to the hospital and given a private room. Approximately 24 hours after being admitted he began displaying abnormal heart beats and was admitted to the ICU.
After being in the ICU for a few hours he had a cardiac incident and coded, requiring him to be defibulated. To make a long story shorter, he subsequently coded two other times since then and is listed in critical condition. He has asked if he was dead and talked about the fact that he was walking through the shadow of death. The doctors have no idea what the cause is and are only able to barely control the problem.
Obviously, my family is very worried about him right now. I just pray that he gets better and doesnt have any more incidents.