Not sure if this is the right place for this, but I would appreciate any help.
My wife's cousin has an undiagnosed development issue. Many believe it may be Asperger's Syndrome or High Functioning Autism. He is almose 18 and in high school.
Last Saturday his parents told him to go upstairs at night and brush his teeth, I should mention that up until this point everything was perfectly normal. He came right back down with his brush and tooth paste and said "I dont remember how to brush my teeth". He functions very well and is very smart, so this was very odd. Believing something isnt right, his mom took him back upstairs helped him brush his teeth. Then she laid down with him in his bed and cuddled till he fell asleep. As she was leaving the room he sat up fast and started talking about things in the room. He also began crying. He said there were things moving all over the room, and that his head was on backwards. Immediately his mother knew something was wrong, they took him to the hospital. Then things got really bad.
He started to get very lethargic and talk total nonsence, he told his mother that he accidently ate the dog, he apologized for being inside out and backwards, he even told his mother that he was inside her body controlling her. There are many other alarming things that he said. The doctors began many tests. He got worse and bent his legs and curled his hands, the doctors didnt understand any of it.
Every test was run on him, MRI, Cat Scan, spinal tap, blood and urine analysis. Everything came back perfect. During this time he couldnt eat, he would choke saying he forgot how to eat.
The doctors tested his muscles and said he is controlling his knees and hands and that he is doing it, nothing else. they brought in a shrink to analyse him and the shrink gave him drugs to help his legs and hands and they slowly started to work. He slowly started to get better and showed signs of improvements on the fourth day. He is still getting better at the hospital, but his parents did talk to him early on when a doctor said it could be drugged. They questioned him right away and he claims a kid at school gave him some candy that he ate. Any ideas what could cause it. The doctors agree with with the frigging.
Any ideas of a differebt possible cause
Rick, thank you