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Convulsion from spinning around

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  • Posted By: Forest
  • September 26, 2006
  • 03:37 AM

My grandaughter is 21 months old. A couple months ago my son (her father) showed me what happens when he sits her on his lap and spins around in an office chair. As soon as they stop her body goes stiff with her arms and legs sticking out and she shakes all over and her eyes twitch. It wasn't as dramatic as a grand mal seizure - I have seen one of those, but its definitely not normal. He spun her around again and it happened again. He thought it was funny, I told him to stop and that it definitely isn't normal. Tonight I saw a program on tv about Moyamoya disease. Her shaking was similar to the infant on that show. She also screamed inconsolably many nights as they said the kid with Moyamoya did. She's had a lot of tests because of slow physical development and her head being a little larger than it should but no problems have been discovered and she now seems normal other than if she spins around. What, if anything can I suggest her parents do?

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  • #1 Pop your son upside the head the next time he spins her!!!!:mad: #2 Hopefully its an inner ear issue. Please take her in. You are absolutely right. It's not O.K.p.s. sorry to dog your son, LOL! But thats just wrong.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 27, 2006
    • 06:30 AM
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  • Funny?how about cruel...how about it is abusive. Your son needs to get some help for his sadistic humor. The child's mother needs to step in and get that baby some help -- what if she stops breathing?Poor little baby ... my heart goes out to her.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 20, 2006
    • 07:52 PM
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  • Did you ever find out why she would shake after spinning. My daughter (23mo) did this today. Exactly how you described. Went stiff and started shaking.
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