By Walter Geigernews@barnesville.comA nine-year-old second grader at LCPS had a seizure at school March 31 and was taken to Upson Regional Medical Center and then lifeflighted to Egleston in Atlanta.As of Friday, April 10, she was still there with little to no improvement seen.Details inside this open thread…The cause of the seizure and numerous subsequent ones suffered by Savannah Talley have not been determined.Public health officials, including the CDC, monitored the case due to possible health risks to those who came in contact with the child.Dr. Olugbenga Obasanjo, a public health physician who sees patients at the local health department, said the first worry in such cases is highly-contagious bacterial meningitis.’This patient had normal readings for protein and glucose from two spinal taps. I cannot say she does not have bacterial meningitis but it is highly unlikely she has it given those numbers,’ Dr. Obasanjo said Friday.Doctors are now zeroing in on encephalitis as a possible cause for the seizures that have required young Savannah be kept in a medicallyinduced coma. That testing will continue for some time.There are various ways to help the Talley family, including an online fund drive. To contribute, visit http://www.gofundme.com/qxzj2j4Visit the ‘˜Prayers for Savannah Talley’ page on Facebook.
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