Skip to comments.Student Says She Was Forced To Drop Class After Seizure
Posted on 09/30/2011 2:53:05 PM PDT by rawhide
ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) A former student at Colorado Mountain College says she was forced to drop a class because she had a seizure.
Channing Seideman was in the middle of an emergency medical technician class when she had an epileptic seizure. She said faculty members asked her to drop the class, saying the episode was too distracting to other students and there could be more.
Seideman said it was a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and shes filed a complaint against the school.
She doesnt want other people to experience the same thing.
Theyre allowed to have a seizure in class. They dont have to get kicked out. Its kind of just paving the way for other people with disabilities or epileptics, Seideman told CBS4.
Colorado Mountain College did not return calls from CBS4. It told the Aspen Times it cares about all its students.
But having a seizure is no reason to kick this kid out of class. Nothing in the story says that she was anywhere near working as an EMT -- just that she was taking a course. Might have been an elective, even.
A lot of people here are reasoning way ahead of the data.
TO ANYONE WHO KNOWS SOMEONE THAT HAS SEIZURES.
CALL THE JOHN HOPKINS HOSPITAL NEUROLOGY DEPT IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND AND GET INFO ON THE “KETOGENIC DIET”. SEE IF THIS WILL HELP YOU OR THEM.
NO DRUGS ARE INVOLVED AND MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CURED OF SEIZURES AFTER GOING ON THIS DIET.
A Hollywood movie directors son had seizures and he wasnt getting any better. He took a whole year off to research seizures and found a diet that was put out over 50 years ago had worked with a high number of people.
The diet is full of all the unhealthy stuff they claim you should not eat but it cured his son of the seizures and he was able to remove him from all the drugs that doctors had put him on.
More people are dying from the all the drugs we are being given by the drug companies. This is also why the they call a doctors place of business a “Medical Practice”. They keep giving out the drugs until they either kill you or you say ENOUGH.
KETOGENIC DIET!!!! JUST FOOD!!!
It is not a simple diet. It is very complex and very dangerous. It’s something to be done only when medication fails. You have to be monitored in the hospital to start.
If you mess up even a little bit, you can have a seizure.
There are also lots of side-effects to the diet.
It is a Godsend to those where the medication has failed to control seizures.
Its no fun having seizures, but certain jobs should be not open to those that do....today if it is known you have seizures, the state takes away your driver’s license...as well they should...don’t want a surgeon operating on me or my loved one’s if he/she is an epileptic....
people with seizure problems can get their license to drive removed...must then prove 2 years seizure free. Only common sense...
It all depends on the person and the reason for the seizures.
Some people have seizures when they have a fever, and that is the only time. They are probably not going to be working when they have a fever.
My daughter had seizures because she had low sodium when she was a baby. Unfortunately, they over-corrected that problem and gave her brain damage.
However, her seizures stopped. Then she had another one when she was 10. It’s been 5 years since she’s had a seizure. The neurologist thinks that puberty brought it on, and now she is out of puberty and her EEG is better.
Rember the the justice on the Supreme Court, I think it was John Roberts had a seizure. He’s only had a few in his lifetime.
Lots of people have had 1 or 2 seizures. It’s the people with uncontrolled seizures that need to take things carefully.
When I worked in the hospital I remember one gal that had a big sign on her bed, Do not jar bed........it would send her into seizure activity...
I am so sorry to hear of your daughters problem..glad she is doing better...
Blood and guts, trauma, etc does NOT cause a seizure.
A seizure is neurons mis-firing in the brain. It is a neurological condition, nothing more.
They only take your drivers liscence for 6 months or until yu are fit to drive again and cleared by your doctor.
They don’t take them away for good. People with Epilepsy sometimes have seizures for a short time then don’t ever have another seizure in thier life.
Glad its only 6 months. Years ago it was 2 years...most of the old time doctors wouldn’t report you, just warn you. Now a days the govern. knows everything about your health...
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