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Daughter 9, collapsing spells

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  • Posted By: Haroon Ahmad
  • November 28, 2009
  • 10:29 PM

Our 9 year old has been sleeping a lot lately, all the time. Two days ago her legs also started getting wobbly and she started falling. She fell twice the first day. She was taken to see a pediatrician next morning, who thought it was general fatigue. She came home and fell few times. I checked her into ER last night and she was kept overnight for observation. Her EKG and CT Scan were both clear. Blood and urnine report is normal. She is released from hospital but continues to have her falls at home. She will be doing something and her body starts to shake, she closes her eyes, her legs and hands shake, and she drops. She can't speak during the episode. So far the episodes are 10-15 secs. She bounces back from them, and starts responding. An EEG is currently being ordered, but even the ER doc thinks, things are not pointing to to any physiological causes.

Could this psychological? We as a family are going through some stressful times, her mother had a bad car accident 15 days ago, her grandmother is a stroke survivor and requires attention from other family members. Then my daughter has started a new school, where she is happy with the teacher but not so much with the students, she misses her old pals at old school, and does not cultivate any new friendships. We are getting very concerned specially when she has those episodes, and medical tests so far are not pointing in a direction. Any discusion helping point a path will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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  • Our 9 year old has been sleeping a lot lately, all the time. Two days ago her legs also started getting wobbly and she started falling. She fell twice the first day. She was taken to see a pediatrician next morning, who thought it was general fatigue. She came home and fell few times. I checked her into ER last night and she was kept overnight for observation. Her EKG and CT Scan were both clear. Blood and urnine report is normal. She is released from hospital but continues to have her falls at home. She will be doing something and her body starts to shake, she closes her eyes, her legs and hands shake, and she drops. She can't speak during the episode. So far the episodes are 10-15 secs. She bounces back from them, and starts responding. An EEG is currently being ordered, but even the ER doc thinks, things are not pointing to to any physiological causes. Could this psychological? We as a family are going through some stressful times, her mother had a bad car accident 15 days ago, her grandmother is a stroke survivor and requires attention from other family members. Then my daughter has started a new school, where she is happy with the teacher but not so much with the students, she misses her old pals at old school, and does not cultivate any new friendships. We are getting very concerned specially when she has those episodes, and medical tests so far are not pointing in a direction. Any discusion helping point a path will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.my 17 year old daughter is doing the same thing, although she has been on antidepressants for a while the nurologist just changed it thnking thats it, who knows if hes right, i hate messing with her meds. kids are tough little stinkers, we also made a big move when she was in 5th grade ,, its hard at first but she now would not change anything, she loves her friends,, be prepared for middle school, that will the hardest, tell her to be strong,, and no matter what dont stop with your research make your doctors listen,, and follow your heart ,, right now my daughters are lasting 2-3 min long, its been going on for 3 weeks and shes missed alot of school,, we are still waiting for the answer, and a 2 day saty in the hostpital under the nurilogical care doing a test may show more... its goes much deeper in the brain the regular eeg,,,, good luck to you,, my prayers are with you
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    • December 3, 2009
    • 10:12 PM
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