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Is this a seizure?

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  • Posted By: Kamily828
  • March 4, 2008
  • 03:10 PM

A couple nights ago my 11 year old daughter Mikaela was on the computer playing a game. My younger daughter Emily said Mikaela was making some weird breathing noises sort of like snoring. She looked up and saw Mikaela slump forward in the chair. It scared her. She yelled for Mikaela to wake up but she didnt. She woke her dad up and he yelled at her a couple times. Finally she jerked and came to then started crying. She said she didnt feel right and her head and stomach was hurting. He asked her what happened and she couldnt remember. She woke me up. I freaked out. I immediately called her pediatrician. She said to take her to the ER just to be on the safe side.
The ER doctor said she didnt think it was a seizure but more like a fainting spell. Im sorry...I dont agree with that diagnosis. They did a EKG on her heart and said it was fine. Then released her. She wanted us to follow up with our regular doctor and schedule a EEG on an outpatient basis. She isnt allowed to be unsupervised or play any video games until she has the EEG.
I took her to see the pediatrician yesterday. Her diagnosis........Mikaela simply fell asleep at the computer.
She said it wasnt a seizure because Mikaela didnt fall out of the chair when it happened, her body wasnt jerking, she wasnt laying on the floor when her dad found her and she hadnt peed on herself. Besides....the chair she was in is an office chair. It has arms on the sides. Its kinda hard to fall out of.
She still wants her to have the EEG "just in case".
My gut instinct is that its more than just a fainting spell or falling asleep.


This has never happened before.

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