Seizure infant

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Avatar f tn Sutures separate each individual skull bone and early closing leads to an abnormally shaped head along with increased intracranial pressure, seizures and possible developmental delay. The seizure that your infant is throwing could be a generalized tonic clonic seizure where one has vigorous shaking of all the limbs not stopped by intervention, rolling of eyeballs, symmetric movements on both sides as if your kid had, could be pointers.
Avatar n tn This may act as a focus for partial seizures. And the partial seizure can convert into a generalized seizure. I note that you have mentioned she gets these episodes on lying down on her back. Does this mean she does not have these episodes in other position, like when she is sitting? Has she started sitting without support? And EEG will have to be done. I suggest you consult a pediatric neurologist.
Avatar f tn You really need your pediatric neurologist to evaluate your baby for the type of seizure. My newborn had seizures during his first week and is on seizure control meds (phenobarbitol) to control it. Seizures were different, however. Try not to worry, you probably need medications to control them. They might want to do an MRI and CT scan to verify any brain damage...
Avatar n tn Hello, A quivering chin, trembling hands, and jerky arm movements are usually normal in babies.You can diffentiate it from seizures by stopping it by gently hold her arm. With a seizure, you would expect the jerking to continue as you hold her arm.Also look at the pattern of tremors. Having movements that are bilateral (on both sides of her body), symmetric (for example, both arms do the same thing at the same time) and rhythmic is sign of a seizure which needs evaluation.
Avatar n tn I had a few febrile convulsions (seizures) as an infant. My mom said they gave me phenabarbatol at one point and I acted like I was seeing spiders and trying to kill them or something. I don't think anything I have dealt with since then was related to the medication. However, I did have an area of scar tissue in my right temporal lobe that my doctors believe was probably a result of the convulsions I had as an infant.
Avatar n tn He just turned 8 months and has started having seizures. The first noticeable seizure involved rolling of the eys and stiffening of limbs and lasted maybe a minute. He was very tired after this. He was cleared brain/head wise when he left nicu. He has had an eeg which have gotten conflicting readings. His MRI and lab work are clean. His pediatric neurologist has put him on Topamax 15mg sprinkle caps which seem to knock him out. He is definitely not himself.
Avatar n tn They put her on phenabarbotol and released her. As her weight increased they did not increase the med so she had another seizure. They increased the meds and she continued to see a nuerologist. She was progressing good doing all the things she should as far as development, so after 6 months on meds the Dr. decided to start to wein her off of them. After 1 yr with no more problems the Dr. released her from his care.
Avatar n tn rigid posturing, torticolis, arching, stiff legs, and fluttering eyes(seizure like). But he has not exhibited theses symptoms recently, just the stiff legs and occasional arching. He is refluxing a lot lately; raspy breathing, smaller bottles taken at a sitting, spitting up, very irritable, night waking, and he has not been able to successfully start solids yet because of severe reflux pain. I don't know what to think.
Avatar m tn the doctor gave him some medicine and sent him on his way after 24 hours seizure free. he went to a neurologist a couple of days later and the specialist there took him off the meds and said he was fine and that he'd grow out of it. he just had another one yesterday and this time they said that he had a bacterial infection. well, i'm tired of waiting for him to grow out of it while i watch him keep having more and more seizures.
Avatar n tn Me daugther started to have fibrel seizures one year ago she is under keppra. Now she has another type of seizure called atopic seizures, she is under 2 medications now. "I think that your son needs the medication to control the seizures because without medication they can increase. I will keep you son in my prayers.
Avatar n tn My daughter had her first seizure at 10 months old. Before going to bed the evening prior to the seizure she seemed to be coming down with a cold. She was restless all night and in the middle of the night I picked her up and she felt really hot. I immediately gave her some Tylenol. I apparently didn't give her the correct dose (being a first time Mom, and this being her first time being sick I only knew to give her the dosage that was recommended when she was 2 months old).
Avatar n tn Distinguishing between real seizures and non-epileptic events is a common problem we see in the peds dept. Glad that your son is healthy and developing normally other than these episodes. It's possible he may be experiencing what's called myoclonic jerks (a type of generalized seizure) as you say he looks dazed afterwards and the shaking seem to be longer than just a shiver. Hard to know without seeing it myself, but it does deserve further workup.
Avatar m tn This uptick in severity sent me to the ER at Dupont with her. An EEG showed no signs of seizure activity (she did do it during the EEG), and the neuro said it did not look epilleptic in nature, and was likely benign. We are doing a follow up 24 hour EEG next week. I am wondering, though, if it could be related to an inner ear problem, such as vertigo? The fact that it is always associated with positional changes made me wonder. And if it is not vertigo, and not seizures, what else could it be?
Avatar f tn One tells me not to take the meds one tells me that Tramadol has a lower withdrawl rate for the infant.... its conciderd and Narcotic in only a few states but I have been going insane over all of this..... would someone please contact and speak with me about this ***@**** I loose the sites I have been on all the time.
Avatar f tn My 12 week old daughter was diagnosed with Severe GERD with obstructive apnea at 3 weeks old. She has since been put on Prevacid and Zantac. In correlation with this she has seizure like activity that was attributed to Sandifer's Syndrome. She also has colic. While her overall disposition has improved on this medication, her seizure like behavior has actually worsened (she has had two EEG's both normal).
Avatar n tn She stopped using her right arm. She doesn't speak or crawl. This past weekend she had a severe seizure that caused her to stop breathing. This hasn't happened before. More tests and still nothing. What does the fact that she seems to be suspended developmentally imply? She has been checked and her bone structure and muscles are fine. Could she outgrow the seizures and catch up developmentally? Or is it apparent that this is not the benign infantile seizures?
Avatar n tn Baby takes a sharp/sudden breath, has a panic look on her face, like a seizure, for about 1 second, then exhales. It is happening frequently. Any info or advice much appreciated. Thank you so much in advance. Sara.
Avatar f tn It does sound like seizures. I believe that one seizure that occurs with a high fever can be ignored, but more than one and a child needs to be checked out. Sounds like there has not been fever, so you are right to take her to the doctor. If they give you a choice between a CT scan and an MRI, go with the MRI to avoid radiation.
1747462 tn?1311612647 The first time this happened, I phoned 911 and she was rushed by ambulance to the hospital where they dismissed her and said that she has a fever and she had a seizure because of her fever (although I've never known for them to turn purple and blue when this happens and the paramedic even stated that her heart rate was awfully high for someone who had a seizure and it was lasting a long time). I guess my question is....can you have any of these tests and have them come back normal?
Avatar n tn It is a good sign that your baby is not exhibiting any symptoms of stroke. Infant brains are very plastic and learn to compensate for the loss fairly easily. However you need to watch your child closely for any symptoms like using one side of the body or one limb more than the other. Hope these links are helpful for you.
Avatar f tn Nodding and rotation of the limbs Neck extension Gurgling sounds Writhing movements of the limbs Severe ³hypotonia Seizure like appearance and apparent altered mental state Torticollis The child may have a sudden rotation of the head and neck to one side and the legs to the other with a stretched out appearance. Typically, the back is arched backwards with hyperextension of the spine. Elbows may be flexed and held backwards with hyperextended hips.
Avatar m tn During journey she came back round approximately 3 to 4 minutes from start to finish. Friend thought that she may well die. Back on ward and told it was just an infant fit, when I pointed out that they had stated that she was not dehydrated and had a normal temperature they still were adamant it was just an Febrile fit?????????? Now back at home Day 5 good fluid intake no vomiting but still a lot of diarrhea good fluid intake but wont eat should I be concerned?
Avatar m tn This uptick in severity sent me to the ER at Dupont with her. An EEG showed no signs of seizure activity (she did do it during the EEG), and the neuro said it did not look epilleptic in nature, and was likely benign. We are doing a follow up 24 hour EEG next week. I am wondering, though, if it could be related to an inner ear problem, such as vertigo? The fact that it is always associated with positional changes made me wonder. And if it is not vertigo, and not seizures, what else could it be?
Avatar m tn I came across your stories while trying to obtain any information on infant brain aneurysm. There isn't much out there! My two week old is presently admitted at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. We came here after spending a night in the ER at a different hospital where we brought him in because he had a high-pitched cry, was lethargic and limp, pale and refusing to eat (he is exclusively breast fed), and then he gurgled up thick white curdled mucousy milk.
Avatar f tn Hello there, Infants may not present with the classical symptoms of seizures. They may manifest with gagging, lip smacking, running, screaming, cycling movements of limbs etc..A physical examination, comprehensive medical evaluation and diagnostic testing are essential for correct diagnosis and management. Diagnostic tests are blood tests, EEG, CT scan etc.Only a Pediatric neurologist ca n help in diagnosing your child’s problem. See an experienced neurologist and discuss your concerns.