My 7 year old granddaughter had something happen to her. She had a sudden loss of sight and the ability to move,she collapsed; she could hear and communicate, but she could not see or move. She said she could only see black. Afterwards she had a bad headache, but not before the episode (for lack of better words)This is the second time this has happened. The last time was 2 years ago. They ran test and found nothing. I am really scared about this. They are going to send her to specialist again, but what if the test show nothing again. The doctor said it could be vascular or severe odd migraine. Something like this should never happen, now it has happened twice. What could this be? I am so worried.
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replied April 17th, 2011
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Luvlylady,

It sounds like she is having some sort of seizure. Unfortunately, testing (such as an EEG) done between episodes is usually normal. Often, a neurologist will have to make a diagnosis based on history. A treatment plan is then made depending on the patient's age, how often it is happening, potential to get worse, suspected type of seizure, etc.

Hopefully, your granddaughter is going to see a pediatric neurologist. Sometimes, adult neurologists don't have the specialized training for the pediatric age group.

Good luck.
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