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37 year old with cerebral palsy. Suffering from seizures. On feeding tube

I am the parent of a 37 yr old son with cerebral palsy . I am looking for a local primary care doctor who address his needs. He was seizure-free until this past Aug (2012), and was just about 2/3 of his way back to his baseline, when again Dec 15 (2012), he had more severe seizures and is still hospitalized. He was intubated and surgically had a stomach feeding tube placed. He is now off the vent (and trach tube), but still has full stomach tube feeding.
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Your son would require the anti epileptic drugs for a long time, most likely lifelong.

For the care of feeding tube and tracheostomy tube, you require the services of a trained nurse and a good general physician.

Neurologist review can be done on a regular basis, say once in 2-3 months.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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