Hello. I was wondering if anyone would be able to tell me if this has anything to do with a sign of seizures: My daughter is 2 and has had 2 fever seizures occur within the past 6 months. When she was an infant, my girlfriend noticed that she sleeps holding her thumbs inward. She told me that that was a sign of seizures. She had a son that had passed away at a very young age and through his life, he would sleep and be awake with his thumbs held in. Apparently he was very epileptic. My baby still sleeps like that. Should I be concerned? Also, she does sometime drift off mid sentence like she's daydreaming or in a trance for a quick second. Should I be worried?
Thank you so much for the reply. I didn't think of starting a journal but will definately do that. I had no idea there was a thing called "Absence Seizures". I am going to research more into that. I, myself, tend to just 'space out' from time to time (usually when I'm tired) and I just thought she does that too...and maybe she does. But now that I am made aware of this, I will keep a more watchful eye.
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