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Pile_Epsy posted:

My four-year-old wakes each night at 4:00 am; this has been going on for two weeks. Before that, she was kicking her bed-mate in the night, quite hard. (In the past two weeks she's had no bed-mate.)

Then one night I checked on her while she slept (long before 4:00 am) and discovered that she was making odd motions with her lips and cheeks and eyes in her sleep, motions that immediately made me think 'seizure' (not that I've ever seen one).

Should I be concerned this may be a form of epilepsy?


dancer86442 responded:
Hello Pile,

I cannot say for sure. So, my suggestion: Install a baby monitor w/ video/sound (used at thrift store or yard sale if you don't still have one) or purchase a spy cam (radio shack is reasonable) Tape More than One night.& then take the tapes to her pediatrician. He will recommend a neuro if need be.

Love Candi
ktdid70 responded:
This coukd just be from nightmares, but since she is having them quite often you need to bring it up with your pediatrition. My nephew startede having stragne episodes in th middle of the night that he would drool, call out, cry mumble and even wet his bed. All while asleep it scared my sister and her husband so they took himto his dr then to a neurologist ad after an eeg found he has benign rolandic seizures which most kids grow out of w/o roblems though he is on med s to let him sleep and not have any.
Best thing I can say is settle your fears and tallk toyour dr about it. Better to talk to it then worry and not get help if needed.
Good luck

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