Beth - posted on 09/23/2010 ( 32 moms have responded )
at four months of age my son was diagnosed with infantile spasms which has not been completely controlled. he is now 16 months and has began having some sort of seizure where he starts jerking like a spasm but much worse and harder jerk. he does this about 4-5 times. then he will jerk very hard and his whole body freezes that way. his arms and legs are drawed up to his body and hands are clenched very tight. his eyes stay open but are looking straight and he dosent really move at all. he drools and his breathing is very shallow and the first time this happened he quit breathing. after he is done with these episodes his body goes completly limp and he will fall asleep almost immediatly. i have told his neurologist about these and he hasnt yet given a diagnoses. if anyone might now what kind of seizure this is i would greatly appreciate the help. thanks so much.