Jackson Weber is a 5-year-old Caucasian male. He was diagnosed with generalized tonic-clonic seizures 2 years ago. Upon diagnosis, Jackson’s neurologist started him on oral phenobarbital. Jackson has been seizure-free until last night, when his mother brought him to the emergency department following a 3-minute tonic-clonic seizure. She is a single mother and the sole source of financial support.
Jackson has not seen his neurologist in 15 months due to his mother’s work schedule. Jackson was seen by his health care provider this morning and currently has an intravenous infusion in his left arm running D5 NS + 20 mEq KCl/L at 58 mL/hr.
He has been eating well, has urine output, and vital signs are stable. His pupils are equal and reactive to light. He is able to move all extremities equally. He is awake and alert and is watching cartoons. His mother is at the bedside.