Seizure's, "staring spells", etc. UPDATE #2.
I have a 4yr old who has what his Teacher calls "staring spells." I knew he had periods where he occasionally stared off but I attributed it to daydreaming but I guess in a class full of kids if it catches her eye I should look into it. Mainly what has recently concerned me is he has lost 15lbs in about 5 months. He was overweight as it was so he really just looked like he was thinning out but now friends are starting to say he looks "sickly" as I also started observing more over the past few weeks. He also used to have a great appetite but he eats hardly anything anymore. Today he had one bite of his sandwich and a cookie. He drinks very little as well. He has a mild form of Autism and I know seizures can sometimes go hand and hand with Autism. I'm wondering if anyone has subtle signs of seizures? My Son is also clumsy and has had a lot of injuries with falling recently. 2 very serious ones and one where he fell down the stairs so hard he vomited instantly and turned pale. We see his Doctor tomorrow morning to discuss everything.
UPDATE #1 THERE ARE VARIOUS UPDATES AND A PICTURE OF HIS EPISODE ON THE 2nd PAGE. DOC REFERRED HIM TO BOTH GI AND NEURO AND TO SEE A NUTRITIONIST AND ALSO ORDERED EXTENSIVE BLOODWORK.
UPDATE #2 I CALLED THE DOC OFFICE TODAY BUT COULDN'T SPEAK TO HIS DOC. OFICE STAFF INFORMED ME HIS URINALYSIS SHOWED PROTEIN IN THE URINE AND HIS BLOOD TESTS DIDNT SHOW ANY "SIGNIFICANT ABNORMALITIES" BUT WOULDN'T GIVE FURTHER DETAILS. HE HAS TO HAVE A REPEAT URINALYSIS TO MAKE SURE THEY DEFINITELY HAVE AN ACCURATE SAMPLE THAT DIDNT GIVE ANY FALSE POSITIVES. And of course now today he has a tummy bug which will probably mean he'll lose more weight. :(