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Old 04-04-2013, 07:07 AM   #1
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What's wrong with my son??

My 8 year old son has complained on several occasions in the last couple of years of "his eyes being small" Im not 100% sure what he means by this. It sounds as though there is definitely some sort of visual disturbance going on but what could it be. He tends to get it when his tired or has been watching tv or playing video games. He starts to panic and flip out like he's frightened. He seems to feel out of control and scared by what he can see. He says that everything and everyone appears smaller.
He has also suffered from night terrors since the age of 4 where he will wake up in the middle of the night screaming and panicky and other times just sobbing and frustrated and confused. Sometimes he just say things that make no sense and kick his legs and feet while he's lying down as thought something grabbing him. There is nothing you can do to console him. Ge seems like he's wide awake but the lights are on but no ones home.
Eventually it all dies down to a whimper and he eventually falls back off to sleep. When he wakes up in the morning though, he has no recollection of the night terror. This doesn't happen every night but quite often.
To add to all this, he is still wetting the bed every night and has smelly leakage issues during the day (not full blown accidents) but he's underwear is damp and smelly. He has been to see a pedeatrician about everything and he referred him onto a pedeatric urologist regarding the bedwetting issues and so far has prescribed him Vesicare to help his bladder fill up probably as he suspects his bladder may not be filling up all the way which causes the leaking. As for everything else, that's as far as we have got so far.

Any ideas? Epilepsy? Seizures? Help!!!

 
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:38 PM   #2
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Re: What's wrong with my son??

It could be seizures related to epilepsy. The condition that you describe about his vision and seeing things smaller is called micropsia and it is seen in epilepsy as well. I would make an appointment with a neurologist that specializes in epilepsy and have him tested. In the meantime, limit video games and TV watching and make sure he gets plenty of sleep. Lack of sleep and overstimulation from video, computers, tv, etc. can bring on seizures in some people. Seizure activity may also explain the bed wetting and "night terrors". I hope this helps and let us know what you find out

 
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