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Old 07-10-2008, 05:43 PM   #1
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sleep and seizures in a 9 year old

i need some advice i have a fit and healty as i thot boy.. he came home from skool tired and moody
lay down and slept which wasnt like him , i was making dinner and i looked at his colour he was as white as him gym tshirt!! then he started shaking eyes rolling and stopped breathing lips were blue, he came out the fit after a doctor gave him a jag,but we spent 3 days in hospital then waited 4 month for test results jsut to say he was ok , eeg!! is that really a test , and now am terrified were off on hols i have a review in august !! does anyone have any advice that i should say to docs or other tests guys i do need advice here!!
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:49 PM   #2
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Re: sleep and seizures in a 9 year old

I am assuming from your email that your son was not sick in any other way? Sometimes children will have what is called a "febrile" seizure caused by high temperatures. However, if there is no reason that the doctor has found that your son had a seizure, I would definitely watch out for them in the future, especially if he gets sick. There are also children who begin to have seizures when they are entering puberty.

A single EEG may not show whether or not your son has epilepsy. If he was not having any seizure activity during the EEG or if the seizure activity was in a place in the brain that the EEG could not reach, it might not be a definitive test for epilepsy in your child.


Old 07-10-2008, 09:25 PM   #3
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Re: sleep and seizures in a 9 year old

Hi Kitty...that must've been a very scary thing to see your child in that situation.Did the doctors do an MRI test to look at his brain?If not they definitely should.That way they can make sure he doesn't have anything like a tumor or a brain bleed.Just try to stay calm about it so your child doesn't get upset...I know it's not easy to do that,but for now just make sure you keep a close watch over him.CT scans usually don't show things like MRI's MRI is the best test.EEG's show the electrical activity in the brain and are pretty accurate at detecting seizure activity...I would press for the MRI(if they didn't have one done yet) and then go from there.Keep posting...people on the boards here really care. Scout

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