As far as most things go The Boy just gets on and does them. There has never been a need to keep a special eye on things. Just a general awareness helps, for you never know when he's going to have a "Blank" as we call them. A moment when he is just not there.
However, as he gets older there are some things that we cannot be blase about and one of them is contact sports. Up until now it's not really been a problem apart from the time he whacked a friend in the mouth with his hockey stick and broke said friend's tooth in half. However, looking at them all galivanting on the pitch the other day, I'd say that it wouldn't be unusual for any of them to do that sort of thing. I put it down to "could have hapened to anyone" rather than blaming it on The Boy's Absence Seizures.
Now there is a problem for next term he's going to start playing Rugby. I like Rugby, it's a great game but for a 7 year old to be playing it as a contact sport rather than doing the Tag or Touch versions, they and their teachers will really need to be on the ball.
I have visions of the poor little mite having a blank in the middle of the game and stopping effectively becoming a static target for all and sundry to leap upon; it's not a pretty image but one that could so easily happen for it already does on the Hockey pitch. However on the hockey pitch the most that happens is he loses the ball but on the Rugby field - well, I've already said.So decisions have been made and he won't be playing Rugby next term. And although he seems fine with it I am not. I hate the idea that he suddenly can't do something because his epilepsy has yet to be controlled. And I am so cross that it is taking so long to sort him out. He has never been able to rid himself of the seizures, not one day goes by when he can concentrate properly. I am amazed at how well he copes and how it seems to affect him so little in himself but I know it is holding him back in school work, playing with friends and now on the sports field. I want him to be rid of it, I want him to have all the opportunites open to him, it's such a little thing isn't it. I mean it's not the end of the world if he doesn't play Rugby...