Tay Sachs Disease
By Shelby Schoffstall & Alexis McVeigh
Symptoms appear during the first 3 to 10 months of life and progress to spasticity, seizures, and loss of all voluntary movements.
There is no treatment for Tay-Sachs disease itself, only ways to make the patient more comfortable.
The stress of illness may be eased by joining support groups whose members share common experiences and problems.
Go to the emergency room or call the local emergency number (such as 911) if your child has a seizure of unknown cause, if the seizure is different from previous seizures, if the child has difficulty breathing, or if the seizure lasts longer than 2 - 3 minutes.