I had a very scary night tonight, and I'm looking for some input. I think DS2 may have had a complex partial seizure based on what I've come up with on google. He has no history of seizures so this is kind of just a shot in the dark. When he was younger, we thought he may have febrile seizures, so it was always something I was on the lookout for. He has a DX of ASD as well.
We were watching a movie together before bed. I had just gotten him a glass of milk that he requested. He was sipping it then suddenly started scooting up and down on the couch as if something was hurting him. I grabbed the milk and set it on the table and asked if he was ok. He wouldn't answer or make eye contact with me. He kept doing this scooting motion, then I noticed he was biting his teeth together over and over. He wasn't having convulsions or shaking at all. Although he has ASD, I would not say that he is unresponsive to me talking to him (more with strangers) so I began to get frightened when I sat down in front of him, held his hands and repeated "N, what's wrong? Are you ok?" and he made no eye contact with me (not typical of him with me) and continued to clench his teeth. I thought maybe the movie was scaring him, so I picked him up and brought him in the bathroom. I started to draw a bath, thinking he needed some distraction (he loves baths) or maybe wasn't feeling well. He wouldn't talk, and continued to whine, clenching his teeth and rubbing his hands on his face (does not normally do this.) I kept talking to him throughout this and he never answered me. I turned the bath off, drained the water and I went to grab a big bowl thinking he was going to throw up (he has sensory issues and is afraid of the toilet flushing, therefor won't vomit in it) and when I came back he had layed face down on the floor and was completely asleep. His eyes were back in his head. I stroked his hair and talked to him and he began to open his eyes but wouldn't talk to me. After about a minute of disorientation he told me that he wanted me to hold him. I carried him out to the couch and he sat happily finishing his movie. He seemed groggy but otherwise happy.
I am seriously freaked out. Being it's late, I called the pedi and got no answer but did leave a message so hopefully she will call me back. I am going to take him to the ER if I don't hear back, but I'm waiting for DH to stay with my older DS who is already in bed. He is completely fine now. He finished his milk, talked and played with me, then asked to lay down with me and drifted off to sleep about an hour later. I'm keeping him with me tonight so I can keep an eye on him. I am waiting for a call back from my MIL who is an RN for some advice.
Anyone have any experience with seizures in their children? Does it sound like that's what this was? It was about 5 minutes total from start to finish but literally just felt like my entire life.
Edited by mamanoish - 11/10/11 at 5:03pm