Need some advice...

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Registered: 07-19-2011
Need some advice...
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Mon, 07-25-2011 - 4:21pm

I am hoping some of you moms out there have had this same issue with your child and could offer some advice. My 5 1/2 year old daughter has recently started having issues with her attention. What is scary is that she will be in the middle of talking or playing and then she will just zone out. Her eyes glaze over and you can keep calling her name and she just doesn't respond. Sometimes we have to lightly shake her shoulder or raise our voices at her to snap her out of it. She is going to have an EEG done in a couple of weeks to rule out seizures. If seizures are ruled out, I'm not sure what this could be. Any thoughts, suggestions, etc.?

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Mon, 07-25-2011 - 9:12pm
Wow that sounds scary! I hope they can figure out what is going on.
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Tue, 07-26-2011 - 9:51am
I don't have any experience with this, but you're doing exactly what I would do in taking her to get checked out. How long has this been going on?

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Registered: 07-19-2011
Tue, 07-26-2011 - 2:55pm

We first started noticing the episodes about 6-7 months ago. At first we didn't think much of them. We thought maybe it was just because she had been watching TV too long or because she didn't get a nap that day. Then we found out from her teachers at her preschool that she had been doing it there. I knew something wasn't right then because she has so much fun there and is constantly doing active things. I hope the EEG gives us some answers. I am not crazy about the idea of having to give her medicine but if that is what it takes, I'll do it. I just want my little girl well.