If so, what's their dosage and how much do they weigh?
DS had a seizure about a month ago that lasted over an hour. No cause has been found and EEG/MRI came back normal. He had a low grade fever when we got to the hospital and it did raise to 104.5, so they are ruling it a febrile seizure.
Ped. neurologist wants to keep him on Keppra for 1-2 years since he would be more likely to have another long seizure if one did occur and she wants to double his dosage from 1 mg/2 times day to 2 mg/ 2 times day because he's gained 1 lb and she said to anticipate future weight gain.
I'm reading a book from Johns Hopkins that says he only has a 70% chance of this happening so I'm still not convinced we should be pumping him full of meds. She said they wouldn't do this in the past because of the negative side effects of seizure meds but since they haven't found any problems w/ Keppra, she thinks it would be better to be on the safe side.
Do you think a 2nd opinion is in order or should I stop playing doctor?