toddler had 2 seizures after stomach virus

Jessie - posted on 04/19/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 19 month old daughter recently had a stomach virus where she vomited 12 times between 930pm-5am. *NEVER HAD A FEVER* Seemed fine the next day, went to bed, vomited once that night. The next day she was not herself at all. She seemed very lethargic, didn't want to eat or drink, and wouldn't talk or look at me which is very abnormal for her. Around 1230 that day she was watching a video on my phone and fell over seizing. Her eyes rolled in the back of her head, lips blue, arms stiff with body twitching. Lasted about 1 minute and was very sleepy and out of it for awhile afterwards. The squad took her to the ER where labs showed she was dehydrated. They gave her 500cc of normal saline and sent her home. About an hour later which was 7pm that night, she seized again. We took her back to the ER where we then went to Childrens hospital. They admitted her for dehydration but labs looked better from the prior ones. It showed that her ketones were off causing her to be acidotic. EEG came back with slight abnormality but nothing that they thought was triggering the seizures. As a mom I am a nervous wreck and hate feeling helpless and not knowing if and when it will happen again. Has this ever happened to anyone else?? If so was it a one time occurance or something that continued to happen? Thanks in advance!!

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Jessie - posted on 04/19/2015

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I thought she was still recovering from the virus and now feel terrible that it was more than that. She will be following up with the pediatrician tomorrow and neurology in 4-6 weeks. Neurology thought we could just come back for outpatient EEG and go home and I said I didn't feel comfortable taking her home at all, so luckily they admitted. I had to request for labs to be redrawn before they stopped the IV fluids. I don't know if they aren't concerned and see things like this frequently, or if I'm just overly paranoid. Thanks for your reply!

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