A little while ago, my daughter was sitting on the sofa. Her eyes got really big ...you know, the way a person's eyes do when they have just been told something really shocking? I have seen her do this before, but never for this long (5-10 seconds). I have been concerned about the possibility of her having seizures for the last 2 years because of her age, and because about 2 years ago, she had an abnormal EEG. The last Neurologist we took her to said "a lot of kids with Autism have abnormal EEGs!". That… read more
You should read the book called silently seizing by caren haines. It helped me.
Non verbal is a horrible guessing game. I told my sons ped. psych when he asked, “how does your son convey his requests?” I said “WE (the family) are WELL TRAINED!!”
Wow @A MyAutismTeam Member. That’s how my sons seizures started back in the day! Your description took me back in time! My guy was 6-7yrs old when they started...
The throwing up was always horrible! Once he burrowed into the couch under the cushions and threw up in the couch!!! (AHHHHHHH)
Worst cleanup EVER!! My wife said I stood in front of the couch (after my son was cleaned up and comfortable in his bed), with a roll of paper towels and a spray bottle of bleach just staring at it for 10 minutes!!! I was trying to figure a plan of attack...ended up dragging the couch out onto the deck and flipping it upside down and hosing it down!!! My reward...found a lost fountain pen that went MIA 2 yrs before! Lol
Now we only buy microfiber sofas and leather ottomans. Throw up seizures make for a lot of cleanups.
Our non-verbal son as absence seizures from time-to-time. The "pause" is more like 30+ seconds in length where he just stops moving. Afterwards, he throws up a few times and then immediately crashes, sleeping for several hours.
Just another thought. My son's eye doctor suspects (he can't know because my son is nonverbal and does not understand his body) that my son sometimes gets spots before his eyes due to tiredness, stress, or medications. This used to cause him to close his eyes tight sometimes after his adult day program. My son has not done it for a while. For what it is worth....It's very frustrating to have to figure out what is going on with your loved one and then find the right doctor or therapist. Hang in there and best wishes.