My son, now 9, has been having episodes since he was an infant. They occur very rarely, but when they do, it's scary. His episodes are the type where he becomes unresponsive and just stares off into space. Sometimes his eyes will shake. His body turns grey, no fever or anything. The end of the episodes usually consists of him vomiting, then he's back to normal. I'm being told these are seizures, but he's had numerous EEG's, one today even, and nothing ever shows up. The last episode he had was different because it lasted for hours, and he would respond sometimes when we spoke to him. His voice was incoherent and slurred, but still, he responded.
Any ideas where I should take him next? I'm at a loss for what to do now. I'm thinking go getting a second opinion, but since the EEG was normal, I don't know if it will do any good.
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