Libby - posted on 12/02/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
I'll be honest, some times I'm very confused about whether or not what's going on with my two-year old son is seizures or something else. Over the past few months he's had more incidents of his eyes rolling around either right before nap time or after waking up crying from a nap.
For example, today. Normally he sleeps for at least 1 1/2 hours for a nap. Today, after about 1/2 hour, I heard him crying in his bed. He usually wakes up very happy, so I rushed upstairs to see what was wrong. He went back and forth between crying and his eyes rolling back in his head and around. It was very confusing to watch. After a couple of minutes, I ran downstairs to get my camera. When I brought it upstairs, I repositioned him and he seemed to get a little better. Once more his eyes went back in his head (and seemed to take his whole head with them, turning it to the side quickly), but then he seemed much more with it. He stared at the camera for a moment or two, but then started talking about it--"light....camera....", etc. (there's a light on the camera). Within another minute or two, he was standing and happy.
What do you guys think? Seizures? Or possibly in REM, still sleeping, with his eyelids open? I tried doing a Google search of "open eyelids during REM" and came up with zilch. So i'm not sure if that means it's not really likely, or if that means I just did a bad search.
I'd love to hear what you all think. I hate bothering the doctor--and it only lasts a couple of minutes ever, so it seems so insignificant. And yet it gets me somewhat upset the rest of the day....
Thanks for the help! :)