When Lane Sharpton was just six-months-old he had a massive seizure. His frightened parents, Jace and Lindsay, called 9-1-1 and Cypress Creek EMS responded. After that, the seizures kept coming about once a month and Lane’s parents turned to doctors for help. Eventually, Lane was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome, but finding the right medication and dosage proved challenging.
In all, Cypress Creek EMS was called to the Sharpton home ten times. After multiple calls, Cypress Creek’s Mobile Integrated Health Program got involved. M-I-H makes house calls and tries to find solutions to repeated calls for help. In this case, M-I-H Coordinator Christina DuBois, who is both a Licensed Paramedic and a Registered Nurse, was able to connect CCEMS Medical Director Levon Vartanian with Lane’s Physician. Together the two doctors worked out a protocol for ambulance calls to Lane’s house but more importantly, they came up with a change in medications and diet. Lane was put on a ketogenic diet. As a result, Lane, who is now 2 ½ years old, has not had a seizure in nearly a year. The Sharpton family wanted to meet with the CCEMS personnel who responded to their home and M-I-H coordinator Christina DuBois. They came over to CCEMS and served breakfast to the crews as a way to say thank you.