i think my daughter is having seizures

Elberton, Georgia
July 11, 2016 9:09pm CST
I'm not sure but I think my daughter is having absence seizures. She went to the neurologist and he said she wasn't having seizures, but I swear by what I saw were seizures. Her speech slurs, her eyes close and it's like she nods off. Her hubby came and got me to sit out there and watch her. She couldn't even take her blood pressure with the wrist cuff because she nods off. They have gone to bed now and I know her hubby will stay awake awhile to watch her. He is like a mother hen by how he cares for her.
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8 responses
• United States
12 Jul 16
@OreoBrownie In my experience those are seizures. I have worked with people who have them and what you are describing are symptoms of a seizure. Not only would I video an episode but I'd suggest reading up on different types. this could be a sign of something else entirely.
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• Elberton, Georgia
12 Jul 16
I told her hubby last night they were seizures. I will tell her hubby to film it on his phone if she does it again.
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• United States
12 Jul 16
@OreoBrownie Good! Better to catch it now!
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• United States
12 Jul 16
oh my :( how does the neurosurgeon know she's not havin' seizures? have they run tests? my grandson went through that when he was 2 months ol' - the doc's didn't believe my son 'n daughter-in-law 'til he had one right'n front 'f 'em :( don't give'p 'n see if'n ya can find a doc who'll do some testin' if'n that'un didn't. sendin' healin' hugs!
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• Elberton, Georgia
12 Jul 16
The neurologist will put her on a 48 hour EEG on the next visit. My 30 minute test showed normal brain waves, but the 48 hour test showed I had seizures.
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• United States
12 Jul 16
@OreoBrownie i'm glad to hear they're gonna do such, hon. those short tests, e'en those that're 4-8 hours rarely show what's truly goin''n. i hope that she's able to wait 'til her next visit without harmin' herself 'n y'all get answers 'n a treatment plan soon. big hugs!
@carebear29 (28537)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
12 Jul 16
When she does that, record a lil bit of her. It helps. My friend did that and it helped the doctor
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• Elberton, Georgia
12 Jul 16
That is a great idea. I would have never thought if that.
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@carebear29 (28537)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
12 Jul 16
@OreoBrownie Your welcome
@Susan2015 (20386)
• United States
12 Jul 16
It sounds like she needs a second doctor's opinion. Hope she finds out exactly what it is.
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• Elberton, Georgia
12 Jul 16
I'm not sure. I haven't seen her much today, but she isn't feeling good. See didn't say she was like last night.
@Shavkat (59525)
• Philippines
12 Jul 16
I think she had a seizure.
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• Elberton, Georgia
12 Jul 16
I think so to.
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@theBlock (2619)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@OreoBrownie Good vibes to your daughter! I hope she is well.
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• Elberton, Georgia
12 Jul 16
Thank you. Your words are appreciated.
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@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Jul 16
that is scary perhaps she should change doctors get a second opinion as you have nurses training and an eye for those things best to see another doctor
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• Elberton, Georgia
12 Jul 16
He's a good doctor. They can ask for the 48 hour test to be done since the 30 minute one showed nothing on me.
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@Corbin5 (102612)
• United States
12 Jul 16
I had students in my classrooms who had seizure disorders, but their seizures were grand mal seizures. I knew when a seizure was about to occur by observing the student. The student would get a blank look, wander around the room aimlessly, would be unable to focus on others in the room, and then the seizure would hit. Either I or the aide in the room would have to catch the student before they fell. After a seizure, the student would always sleep. I see below in the comments your daughter will go for more testing. A good thing for sure.