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.
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.
Have you ever seen her eyes go hard to the left. Or do you catch her looking with a fixed gaze usually to the left? Eye fluttering?