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My 7 month old baby has been having convulsions/ fits - anyone had experience of this? TIA

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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
In the last 10 days my 7 month old son has had two fits which you can imagine is very worrying! He has had quite a few problems since birth, he caught ecoli from the hospital and has had breathing problems in the past so not the easiest first year of life.

I took him to the out of hours on Saturday and after quickly checking him over he sent us home. I was not happy about this and basically told him if anything happened on his life be it! I went back to the doctors today and she has referred him so will need to wait for an appointment. She said did i want her to get him admitted as he looked quite pale but i said he has been fine this morning and asked her opinion so after checking his heart rate etc she gave us the all clear to come home.

Since i have come home he has been really grumpy and hubby is working in Bournemouth so i am on my own with the boys and i am terrified that he will have another one. I have gave him some calpol in case his temp soars, rang the health visitor and she says if he deteriorates take him straight to a&e.

Has anyone else's child had convulsions? They are not sure what is bringing them on, his temp seemed fine and she said there was no another signs of a virus or infection. He is sleeping a lot but feeding fine, plenty of wet and soiled nappies, he is quite unhappy and does have bouts of crying but i have put this down to cutting teeth.

I cant sleep for worrying that something might happen when he is sleeping. I guess if they thought it was serious they would of got him checked over straight away but i cant help but worry.
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#1
take the advice of the doctor and get him admitted NOW
banned 1 Like #2
my sisters little girl had peti malls (sorry dont know how it is spelt) from a very young age, always showed my ister something was coming with her, whether it be an ear infection, or she just wasnt well, she would have one of these baby fits. She did grow out of them as she grew up, but still worried my sis every time she had one, although she did get less stressed with each one
1 Like #3
my son had a fit for like 5 minutes whilst in fuertventura of all bloody places! he had just turned one. ambulance made us wait an hr and couldnt find us. thought son was a gonner... i was hysterical! no lie. anyways it was cos of high temp. we bough him back to uk had him checked by gp and then the next day another fit! called ambulance and got cheked by paeds who said kids fit not cos of high temo but the sudden change in temp as sons temp was never that high but jumps quick! so gotta give him lots of calpol etc to keep it down so doesnt jump. he had a fit again a few months later again when he was a lilttle warm... but we have been hosp since for a check up and apparently they can fit till 7..just a febrial convuslion. but defo take doctors for a hosp check. also if fits for more than 5 minutes call ambulance. dosc themselves sad dont worry about calling ambulance..they r very understanding with babies!

hugs hun
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banned 1 Like #5
Personally I would get him admitted, maybe an overnight might highlight a problem and they could find something and hopefully take his problem a little more seriously, puts your mind to rest a little as well and hopefully it will be a minor prob x
#6
rob585
take the advice of the doctor and get him admitted NOW


I asked for her opinion and after checking his heart she sent us home
1 Like #7
The doctor was correct, It is a very common but altogether frightening experiance. As the babys temperature increases (Young children find it difficult to regulate their body temperature as the cant remove their own clothing etc) the brain acts in the only way it can by causing convulsions. Normally there are no lasting effects.
1 Like #8
A sudden rise in temperature can cause the brain to shut down, causing a fit, you may not have known anything until it happened, then you can't go back and analyse what cuased it. Keep an eye on him and anything worrying ring N.H.s direct or any change in his normal wellbeing take him to docs or A & E....pretty sure he will be o.k but your peace of mind is important too.
#9
OOh, snap Sheep 87 !!
1 Like #10
[COLOR="DarkOrchid"]my daughter had a fever fit when she was 2..
so scary!!
hope all turns out ok for your baby x[/COLOR]
#11
sassie
my sisters little girl had peti malls (sorry dont know how it is spelt) from a very young age, always showed my ister something was coming with her, whether it be an ear infection, or she just wasnt well, she would have one of these baby fits. She did grow out of them as she grew up, but still worried my sis every time she had one, although she did get less stressed with each one


I was quite calm with the first one but with the second he couldn't breath. I am hoping it is nothing serious and something that will pass.


jellybaby22
my daughter had 3 convulsions when she was about 4 months old ....only when she had a high tempreture.....It was absolutely terrifying though...even though the doctors tryed to convince me it is quite common...she had outpatient appointments to check it wasnt anything else more serious.....and thankfully never had anymore.....try not to worry..although I know how difficut that can be..


i did check his temp but it was normal but he did feel slightly warm. Doctor said that something was not right but not concerned enough take immediate action.

magicbeans
my son had a fit for like 5 minutes whilst in fuertventura of all bloody places! he had just turned one. ambulance made us wait an hr and couldnt find us. thought son was a gonner... i was hysterical! no lie. anyways it was cos of high temp. we bough him back to uk had him checked by gp and then the next day another fit! called ambulance and got cheked by paeds who said kids fit not cos of high temo but the sudden change in temp as sons temp was never that high but jumps quick! so gotta give him lots of calpol etc to keep it down so doesnt jump. he had a fit again a few months later again when he was a lilttle warm... but we have been hosp since for a check up and apparently they can fit till 7..just a febrial convuslion. but defo take doctors for a hosp check. also if fits for more than 5 minutes call ambulance. dosc themselves sad dont worry about calling ambulance..they r very understanding with babies!

hugs hun


How awful especially in another country! I hope i don't have to wait long to see the paeds. The fits are only a few mins but he has breathing problems for 20 mins.

WoolyM
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Might give them a ring, thanks :thumbsup:

ODB_69
Personally I would get him admitted, maybe an overnight might highlight a problem and they could find something and hopefully take his problem a little more seriously, puts your mind to rest a little as well and hopefully it will be a minor prob x


Thanks, my mum has just finished work and said i could drop my other boys over if i want to take him to the hospital. I should of just took him to a&e in the first place but its easy to think about it now.
#12
wendyak
OOh, snap Sheep 87 !!


:thumbsup: lol great minds
1 Like #13
My daughter used to fit whenever she had a high temperature. The first time we went to hospital & she ended up catching croup!
Nurofen for children is the best thiing for keeping temparature down but its best going up to the hospital for a check anyway. When they have a fit it is just there bodies way of dealing with a high temp & although very scary as long as they are not fitting for longer than 5 mins there should be no harm done & normally this breaks the fever.
Hope your son gets better soon.
1 Like #14
Apparently these convulsions are more common in boys, don't ask me why, but I hope he's OK and grows out of them soon. I've never experienced it with my two girls but a friend had her son is hospital a couple of times when he was a baby with them but he's never had one since, it was this friend who was told be the doctor that they are more common in boys so hopefully he'll grow out of it. Always best to get things checked out where children are concerned as they can't explain to you how the are feeling, I think it's always best to come away from the doctors or A&E feeling a bit silly for bothering them than if something unthinkable happened and you hadn't contacted anyone - best safe than sorry.

We had our youngest daughter in an ambulance just after she turned 2 because she got croup (we didn't know this at the time) and could barely breath in the middle of the night, I think the not breathing is one of the most scary things you can witness in your child. She had regular attackes during her 2's but we knew by then what to do to calm her down, which then helped her to breath and now at 3½ she rarely has them (touch wood) so they do tend to grow out of these childhood illnesses, they just have them to stress us out.

Hope everything sorts itself out and take care!!!
#15
I hope all works out ok for you and the little one. Thoughts are with you.
#16
Sheep87
The doctor was correct, It is a very common but altogether frightening experiance. As the babys temperature increases (Young children find it difficult to regulate their body temperature as the cant remove their own clothing etc) the brain acts in the only way it can by causing convulsions. Normally there are no lasting effects.


Have stripped him off and gave him calpol, hopefully this will help to prevent anymore


wendyak
A sudden rise in temperature can cause the brain to shut down, causing a fit, you may not have known anything until it happened, then you can't go back and analyse what cuased it. Keep an eye on him and anything worrying ring N.H.s direct or any change in his normal wellbeing take him to docs or A & E....pretty sure he will be o.k but your peace of mind is important too.


Think i am more worried as i am on my own and have no one for support if something does happen. My other boys were in hysterical when they saw him fit on the weekend

JO-JO
[COLOR="DarkOrchid"]my daughter had a fever fit when she was 2..
so scary!!
hope all turns out ok for your baby x[/COLOR]


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bambamrubble
My daughter used to fit whenever she had a high temperature. The first time we went to hospital & she ended up catching croup!
Nurofen for children is the best thiing for keeping temparature down but its best going up to the hospital for a check anyway. When they have a fit it is just there bodies way of dealing with a high temp & although very scary as long as they are not fitting for longer than 5 mins there should be no harm done & normally this breaks the fever.
Hope your son gets better soon.


Nurofen is on offer at the supermarkets at the moment so i will stock up :thumbsup:

Annie1508
Apparently these convulsions are more common in boys, don't ask me why, but I hope he's OK and grows out of them soon. I've never experienced it with my two girls but a friend had her son is hospital a couple of times when he was a baby with them but he's never had one since, it was this friend who was told be the doctor that they are more common in boys so hopefully he'll grow out of it. Always best to get things checked out where children are concerned as they can't explain to you how the are feeling, I think it's always best to come away from the doctors or A&E feeling a bit silly for bothering them than if something unthinkable happened and you hadn't contacted anyone - best safe than sorry.

We had our youngest daughter in an ambulance just after she turned 2 because she got croup (we didn't know this at the time) and could barely breath in the middle of the night, I think the not breathing is one of the most scary things you can witness in your child. She had regular attackes during her 2's but we knew by then what to do to calm her down, which then helped her to breath and now at 3½ she rarely has them (touch wood) so they do tend to grow out of these childhood illnesses, they just have them to stress us out.

Hope everything sorts itself out and take care!!!


Thats the only things that i am scared off, on the second one he could barely breath and was so pale but after 30 mins he was smiling etc. Very strange one!


Thanks to everyone, rep has been left to all, going to wake the little mite up now :thumbsup:
#17
Glad to be of help, hope all works out!!:thumbsup:
#18
Aimee1985
Have stripped him off and gave him calpol, hopefully this will help to prevent anymore




Think i am more worried as i am on my own and have no one for support if something does happen. My other boys were in hysterical when they saw him fit on the weekend



Thanks



Nurofen is on offer at the supermarkets at the moment so i will stock up :thumbsup:



Thats the only things that i am scared off, on the second one he could barely breath and was so pale but after 30 mins he was smiling etc. Very strange one!


Thanks to everyone, rep has been left to all, going to wake the little mite up now :thumbsup:



What I find helps with my daughters breathing is distraction. I'm not a doctor so PLEASE don't take this as medical advice, but when our daughter is struggling to breath if we distract her with a DVD and make sure she's sitting upright, and give her a terry nappy which is her comforter, then within 1½hrs she's calmed down and usually breathing back to normal. I think with the little ones that is half the problem, they panic because they can't breath which in turn makes the breathing worse, a vicious circle. Just try not panicking yourself and distract them big time.
#19
i think if it was me i would take myself off to the hospital, but then i'm a bit of a worrier where kids are concerned, go with yr gut instinct i say, it will prob make u feel better if he is in doctors hands, hope it all works out well x x
#20
No definitely not TIA's. Medical name is febrile convulsions (fit with high temperature). They are not related to epilepsy / petit mals. Terrifying when it happens. Rare in kids over 3.

That is why you have to keep them cool when unwell, to prevent the temp going too high but never cool them quickly, cold bath makes things much worse.

Many different things minor or serious can cause a high temperature (pyrexia). When it is high, kids are normally sleepy and lethargic. Once they start to cool, they bounce back. Thats why they can be poorly at home and then bouncing round the surgery when you get there!
[mod]#21
If you have any doubt in your mind then take him in...........if only for your own peace of mind and for some support. :)

I hope all is ok.
#22
you have nothing to loose by admitting your son to hospital. take plentyof the dettol mrsa wipes. take no chances
#23
Please please if your child is sick fits or not take them straight to A+E they are more experienced then any nurse. Do not be fobed off you know your child better than anyone. Please do not be scared to stand up and voice your opinion if you are not happy.
Someone in my daughters school felt unwell child went home went to bed . Mum kept checking on her through out the day. Gp came diagonous flu. Mum got up in the morning checked on her daughter she had died. She had a post morton and it was found she had meningitis. She had NO rash just flu like symtoms.
So please be careful .
#24
How r things today??
#25
wendyak
How r things today??


I have made an appointment to see the doctor again at 3pm and voice my concerns. He is not himself and i have given it plenty of time to see if he improves but he has not :-(

I expect they will refer him to the children's unit. I think this is the best way now as it means i don't have to go through all the unnecessarily channels at the hospital which could take ages. If they don't refer him i will take him myself just for peace of mind. He is very sleepy, sleeping more than he usually does but when he is awake he is alert but not interested in anything, he wont even go in his jumperoo! I hope it is just a virus of some sort and nothing serious. He has not been himself for awhile but i put it down to cutting teeth but combined with the fits, i am not so sure. Fingers crossed, ill give an update when i know what is going on :thumbsup:
banned#26
awww sorry things havent improved, keep us updated when you can hun, hugs to ya all xxxxxxxxxxxxx
#27
I would hope your GP will admit your child today for further investigations.
If the GP doesn't do this and you are not given a definate diagnosis, take your little boy to an Emergency dept that has a childrens unit in the hospital.
You know your child best, and yes it could be something that will pass without further problems, but I feel when your childs ill, and there may be several reasons why, get a second opinion.
Hope everything settles down soon and your little boy gets better soon. xx
#28
I personally think he is coming down with something but see what the G.P. says, the worst thing is for you to keep worrying, try to think on the side that some kids have these but of course make sure nothing has been missed........My daughter had one once and at the time it was quite scary although out of all of my kids she has had the most scary things, you know, night fright, unexplained lumps etc stopping breathing. She is a healthy young woman now but still scares the life out of me!!!
#29
Hi, just a quick update. Took Charlie to the doctors and she referred him to the Children's Ward in our local hospital. After seeing the pediatrician they decided to admit him. He perked up a bit when we got to the hospital, always the way but they wanted to run some tests as they were concerned about the previous episodes he had.

They said what he is having are seizures and are nothing to do with having a temperature. The doctor believes it may be epilepsy so they are going to do a scan of the brain and take some bloods and go from there.

I stayed there last night and think i got about an hrs sleep in total so hubby has taken over! Just getting my other little one to school now :thumbsup:
banned#30
Hun whatever it is at least you will know and that will reassure you...

hope it all goes well and hes ok xxx
banned#31
Aimee1985
Hi, just a quick update. Took Charlie to the doctors and she referred him to the Children's Ward in our local hospital. After seeing the pediatrician they decided to admit him. He perked up a bit when we got to the hospital, always the way but they wanted to run some tests as they were concerned about the previous episodes he had.

They said what he is having are seizures and are nothing to do with having a temperature. The doctor believes it may be epilepsy so they are going to do a scan of the brain and take some bloods and go from there.

I stayed there last night and think i got about an hrs sleep in total so hubby has taken over! Just getting my other little one to school now :thumbsup:


Big hugs and kisses to you.

Hope you and your family are ok x x
#32
Hope little Charlie feels better soon, least he is in the right place xx
banned#33
oh bless, at least they monitoring him and hopefully wil sort him out, try to get some rest hun, a burnt out mummy aint gonna help, lots of love and hugs to you all xxxxxxxx
#34
ODB_69
Hun whatever it is at least you will know and that will reassure you...

hope it all goes well and hes ok xxx


Thanks, i am glad i took him now. He has perked up no end chatting and smiling, bet they thought i was nuts last night!

DLM
Big hugs and kisses to you.

Hope you and your family are ok x x


Does not seem to be bothering him today, he seems a lot happier, thanks x

amcol
Hope little Charlie feels better soon, least he is in the right place xx


They are doing there job well, glad they did not send him home with no investigation.

sassie
oh bless, at least they monitoring him and hopefully wil sort him out, try to get some rest hun, a burnt out mummy aint gonna help, lots of love and hugs to you all xxxxxxxx


I thought they would take one look at him and send us home! Little bugg$r got to the hospital and decided it was time to stop playing dead and liven the place up! Little one started school yesterday only afternoons so going to drop him off soon and come back and have an hr.


Thanks all :)
banned#35
awww bless. you certainly got your hands full. take care xxxx
#36
Aimee1985
Hi, just a quick update. Took Charlie to the doctors and she referred him to the Children's Ward in our local hospital. After seeing the pediatrician they decided to admit him. He perked up a bit when we got to the hospital, always the way but they wanted to run some tests as they were concerned about the previous episodes he had.

They said what he is having are seizures and are nothing to do with having a temperature. The doctor believes it may be epilepsy so they are going to do a scan of the brain and take some bloods and go from there.

I stayed there last night and think i got about an hrs sleep in total so hubby has taken over! Just getting my other little one to school now :thumbsup:


Hey there, just to let you know I had the same problem with my son when he was 4. He started taking seizures throughout the day. He couldv'e been Unconscious for anything up to 20 minutes. He was also referred to the childrens hospital were he has went through all the different scans and blood tests, and the results came back normal. The doctor then diagnosed his condition as idiopathic epilepsy which basicly means that there was nothing in his scan/blood results that would qualify why he was taking them. He has now for the past year been taking Tegretol medicine twice daily for his seizures, and he has never had another one since the start of his meds. They are a frightning sight. I do hope everything works out for you. If you have any further question don't hesitate to ask.
#37
I know its tough to get any offers of help these days but if help is offered please dont be too proud to take it. My sister suffered with epilepsy as a child and whilst understanding the effects it has on the paitent the are also knock on effects on others in the family. I will admit that there was often resentment from me and my siblings towards my sister as at the time we felt she was getting all the attention. Do what you can to help Charlies brother understand the situation.
Glad you have had a diagnosis. Things are better now for epilepsy sufferers as there is greater understanding of the condition.

Wish you all well.
#38
Try and get some zzzzz's if you can, wishing little charlie all the best.xx
#39
Oh hun you have been through the mill. I hope you get some answers and you got some sleep. Remebere you have to look after yourself :)
#40
jennybubbles
Oh hun you have been through the mill. I hope you get some answers and you got some sleep. Remebere you have to look after yourself :)


My little angel is home now ! ! ! :-D

[IMG]http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z204/Aimee1985_photo/DSC01653.jpg[/IMG]


He has a follow up appointment as an outpatient so i will know more then but at the moment they are treating him for epilepsy. He is sound asleep at the moment, if only he knew all the upset he caused his mummy and daddy :p

Hopefully i can catch up on some sleep tonight. I cant complain, i had a bed this time. My eldest was in when i was 8 months pregnant i had a recliner chair which was about 10 years old!

I don't know much about epilepsy but i give it some research and doctor said he would put me in touch with some support groups if needed.

Been a rough year so far but i have a new job, start in two weeks so hopefully things are on the up!


Thanks for all your help and support :)

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