They are scary.....I agree, although it is usually me doing the convulsing, but when I come to I notice how frightened those around me are. What they always taught the people that cared for me when young (and I teach those in my family these days that I am grown): Lower the person to the floor if possible. Do NOT place anything in their mouth, it is not possible to swallow the tongue as it is attached and placing something in the mouth can cause further damage. Talk as calmly as you can to the person....we can hear you while we are convulsing, although we can not respond, but believe me, we can hear you. Tell that that you are with them and that everything will be okay. Stay as calm as possible. I know that it is hard, but try, it will help your child when they come around. When the person comes around, ask them questions that they would normally be able to answer.
at 2:01 PM on Jul. 20, 2009