My grandson experienced this early in the morning. Although his eyes were open, he was unaware of what was happening. This seizure lasted longer than 5 minutes. The fluids sounded like they were building up despite him lying on his side so an ambulance was called. Two more seizures followed involving muscles spasms and a gran mal at the hospital. I am totally lost on how or what caused these seizures... His last seizure was in January..any thoughts on any of this would be sincerely appreciated.
What type of seizure involves loosing large amounts of fluid from the mouth?
Added 2 Apr 2010:
My grandson is almost three so he is quite young. He is very verbal with a wonderful vocabulary beyond his age. Doctor has recommended Keppra for these seizures. Because of the difference in seizures, no classification has been made as to the actual type. Do seizures of the described types above remedy themselves without emergency intervention?
hi, i have been having seizures from the time i was 3 also. although no positive diagnosis has ever been made as to what kind or what causes them i have them 4-5 Times a year. sometimes more. its been a puzzle to doctors for over40 years. if he was throughing up its just what in his stomach. turning him on his side was the proper thing to do.not all that stuff in his mouth like most people think. just keep his head safe turn him on his right side heart up. i was put on dilantin 100 mg 3 x a day and still had them.after being put on 100 mg of tegratol 2xa day and phenabarbital 5 mg 3x a day,taking all 3 medications for years was still having them. i learned certain things can set them off. blinking lights from vidio games strobe lights and certain noises. im a lot older now and i still have them. i cant operate a motor vehicle till this day. after having a accident while driving. that was 25 years ago. i have not gone 1 full year in all this time. so i may never drive. but i am alive... i will pray for your grandson and you.if you ever need to ask any questions text me here im subzero58 ... pete
Subzero is right about not intervening with holding his head still. You did the right thing by turning him on his side. Move any objects out of the way that he could possibly get hurt by. Bring him to a specialist who handles Epilepsy. Also, I will pray that these are the type of seizures that he will out grow. My niece had similar seizures (Petite and Gran Mal) and "out grew" them both. It's always a mystery, especially in young children. Good luck to you and our thoughts and prayers are with you. You came to the right forum for support. Someone on here will see this question and may have an actual medical answer for you!
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