I can understand whats going in your mind. Your son had a seizure while he was having fever
. He may or may not have a second seizure in his later life. Now there are two school of thoughts. A few say that whenever there is a seizure start valparin or any other antiepileptic for 3 years. The second school of thought says that if first seizure is in presence of a triggering event which in case was fever in your case, then you should wait until he has second seizure before starting anti-epileptic. I would recommend the second as valparin or any anti-epileptic has many side-effects and hence it will always be wise to wait for the second.If there is no second, he can continue a good life without drugs. If you have already started it and plan to discontinue it, please don not stop it abruptly. Moreover if your son has a seizure disorder
genuinely and takes a proper course of valproate
, even then there is no 100% guarantee that the seizures will not recover after 3 years.
Hope I am able to solve your concerns.
Have a nice day!