help my 3yr old is acting real strange!!!

Tiffany - posted on 07/03/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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has anyone else had a problem with their young children just zoning out on them? my son will look right at you but it really feels like he is looking through you, and no matter what you say he does not react. i touch his hand and its like he is being woke out of a deep sleep. i don't know what to do or what it is that makes him do this. any ideas???????

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Deborah - posted on 07/07/2010

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This actually sounds like a serious problem. When was studying early childhood education in college we learned about different medical conditions that we might come in contact with in the classroom. One of things was seizures. There are actually many different kinds one of the kinds is Petit Mal seizures. It is when a child just stares into space and you cannot seem to get him to respond. They usually don't last very long and the kids don't remember anything about it. Make an appointment to see your child's doctor so that you can make a plan on how to handle this. I really think this may be a serious medical condition, not simply a case of daydreaming like most people would tell you. Good luck.

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Jackie - posted on 07/14/2010

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I'm 28 and I've done that my entire life. I've been to a neurologist when I was first diagnosed as an absent epileptic and again just last year. I've never been medicated for these either and according to the tests done on me im just fine as far as nerve damage and neurological health. I still have my seizures and ive never felt any pain or discomfort from them. Yes they do throw you off kilter and yes id really does feel like your being woke out of a deep sleep. You dont remember anything thats going on around you at the time and there is always a trigger for them. Start recording when they happen and whats going on around your child at the time they started. My triggers are monotone voices, high stress, and allergy attacks.
Good luck with your child and I wish you the best but theres really not that much to be concerned about.

Amber - posted on 07/08/2010

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My son has "absent seizures" he will just start zoning out. We started noticing them at about a year old but didn't pay attention to it for awhile. Last December I brought him to a neurologist they did an eeg ( records brain waves) and diagnosed him with absent seizures. He is on antiseizure medication twice a day now and they have stopped and he is doing great!

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