Originally Posted by katyhilton
Both times he felt "funny and tired" for a 30 minute period - and then he just passed out. They could get zero response from him - like a coma - completely limp... but all his vital were ok. After 30 minutes or so he started to come around again... some movements. He told me he could hear them talking to him but could not reply... only move his body a little. He felt confused and didn't know what was going on. It was about 15-20 minutes later he could start talking a little and he felt less confused. He seemed drunk for another 2 hours. Then he was weak and tired the rest of the day. Even the next day he said he felt worn-out and wobbly.
Sounds like a Complex partial, or what in the past was called a grand mal based on your description.
I had them before when (for example) I did a faceplant in the gravel once; and then I was in the ambulance "when I came to". I couldn't speak but I could fully understand what they were saying. SO I provided ID and what I could with papers on me. However verbal was out of the question so I pointed to my mouth and crossed hands. He understood I couldn't speak yet thankfully.
The period after a seizure (postictal state) is when the brain is recovering from a "short circuit" to simplify it. Recovery time varies from patient to patient depending on them. In my case it could be from 10-30 minutes until I had verbal back. It's been a while since I had a full blown GM.
The "drunk like" symptoms are common. Our bodies just went through a full boxing match and our body is worn out due to the seizure. It exhausts us. If medication was administered at the hospital that can cause those symptoms as well that will last afterwards. Those medications are used to relax the body so the patient doesn't hurt ones self (often very strong drugs).
The school is overreacting BTW. So what if he has a seizure. As long as he has not harmed other students they have NO CAUSE to bar him from attending school. Do they want to pay for the medical bill?? Then they better let him attend school. They have NO RIGHTS to know about his case. All they need to know is he is "healthy". You can "choose" to tell them about his medical condition IF YOU WANT. They cannot demand it.