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Comment from: 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 12

My son is three years old. He has had three seizures in the past 2 months. When he has one it starts where he rolls his eyes back or his eyes are staring off to nowhere. He gets very pale and bluish. It looks like he is dying. His breathing gets very shallow and his heart rate speeds up. He sometimes grinds his teeth. In the third one he jerked a little. But in the first two he was completely unresponsive. I called 911 for the first two but the third one saw him through it. When we went to the ER for the first one, they ruled out dehydration, diabetes, and heart problems as well as head injury. They weren't fever induced either. There is no family history of seizures anywhere in the family. He has an appointment with the neurologist in two days.

Comment from: gpwoman, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 18

My son's eyes were glassy and rolling back in his head. He was drooling with ashen grey skin and ragged breathing. His lips were blue and he was unable to communicate. It took 20-30 minutes before he was lucid and back to normal. He was unable to walk with steady steps.

Published: August 08

My daughter started having seizures when she was 5yrs old. They usually start with a stomach ache, then smacking of the lips along with eyes and head twitching, hand stiffness, and it usually ends with foaming out the mouth. This usually last for about 1-2 minutes and she doesn't remember anything at all minutes before and after. She will sleep hours after this. My daughter is now 11. At 9yrs old her Neurologist tried taking her off her Topamax because she was doing so well, but 6 months into being off her meds she had another one.

Comment from: JJ, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 20

My daughter had a seizure that started with dizziness, then she fell down. Her right hand started shaking and she was grinding her teeth. It lasted for about 30 seconds, then she became normal. She had no fever, but it was her third day of chicken pox.

Comment from: Alicia, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 15

In 2008 my, 4 years ago, my son had his first seizure. I did not understand what was going on because this has never happened before. He was 8 years old at this time. I was combing his hair, getting ready for school. I thought he was pulling away from me like he always does and before you know it he slumped into the door and feel to the floor with his eyes rolling back in his head and body stiff and slight small jerking motions. Along with this he complained of a stomach ache and vomited, then he had another as he was vomiting. He had 2 in a row that lasted 30 seconds or less. He had no memory of having this, what looked like, a seizure to me. We went to the ER and everything checked out. He did have a very slight fever. Docs thought it was fever induced. We got set up with a neurologist and had an EEG done. They found no epileptic seizure activity. He went a year and one month later without having another and then had another with same symptoms and again 2 that day minutes apart. Not understanding this, I felt like he was dying. It was very scary.

Comment from: Ale, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 02

My eleven-month-old baby girl suddenly started shaking both arms and was unconscious for about two minutes.

Comment from: CINDY, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 31

My daughter is eight years old and has had this episode twice. The first time, her teeth clamped together and she could not swallow and water was pouring out of her mouth. She looked like she might have been having a stroke. The second episode, her jaw was jerking and she was grinding her teeth.

Comment from: guerejo, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 25

When my son had a seizure, he had a had a bowel movement and urinated. He was also lethargic and lost his balance.

Comment from: sandy, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 25

When my child had a seizure, she made a lot of noise and was screaming.

Comment from: Male Published: May 09

The child was unresponsive, although we were calling his name. He could not respond. He was spastic, and then suddenly he came back to himself. He also had persistent blinking of the eyes.

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