Sharma - posted on 03/24/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )
In July of 2010, my son Johnathan, who was 16 at the time ( he just turned 17 a few days ago), woke up in the morning and he had vomit all over his bed and a rash on his face. He was also complaining about severe pain in the middle of his back and his legs. It took the soreness to wear off of him almost two weeks. I thought that maybe he had, had acid reflux and because he sleeps so hard he didn't wake up and that was why the rash was on his face because he slept in his vomit. Then one month later in August, his brother, who shares a room with him, woke my husband and I up and said Johnathan is breathing weird and making noises and I can't wake him up. When we got into his room, it was very plain to see that he was in some sort of distress. We tried and tried with everything we had in us to wake him up, but he would not wake up. We rolled him onto his side and vomit came out of his mouth. We called the ambulance out, and called our pastors to start a prayer chain. By the time the paramedics loaded him up into the ambulance, he finely came to. At the hospital the doctor said he didn't know what it was, maybe a seizure or acid reflux and sent him home. We took him to our family doctor and she thought it might have been seizures but she couldn't refer him to a neurologist unless it happened again. Well last month in Feb. our older son came in and woke us up and said Johnathan is doing it again. We jumped up, called the ambulance, started the prayer chain again, and tried with all our might to get him to wake up but no response. This time when we went in to his room, he had his arms drawed up over his face in a very stiff way. He didn't wake up fully until half way to the hospital and it seemed to take a few days for him to fully recover. He was again very sore, and had the same rash on his face. We have finally been to see the Neurologist and he has had an EEG which came back normal. I should be happy with the results, and I am but at the same time I want to know what is wrong with him. I have moved his bed into our room, I wake up all through out the night checking on him. I make him sleep on mounds of pillows to keep his head up, and I make him sleep on his stomach or his side. I'm looking for any body else out there who has had to deal with anything similiar to this and any suggestions on what to have checked or what specialest I should try next.