I have a 6 month old baby girl. About two months ago she had an episode of eyes rolling back and liquid coming from nose and tears from eye. It happened a couple in a row. After that, she was pretty quiet (comparing to her normal behaviour) for about 5 days.We got her to her doctor, who said that everything is fine "babies can do weird things", and also we got her to ER, but again the doctor there, said she was ok. He suggested to do en EEG to rest our mind. WE have scheduled an EEG for September 19( which is so far away, and my worries are terrible).
After all this happened, then she was pretty good I would say, as always she was. Then again around 10-15 days ago, she began to be a little more fussy than usual(of course she had her 6 month's shot 10 days ago, and doctor said that she might be teething, she noticed a little swelling). She becomes very fussy especially in her high chair, she sometimes grunts so much, that makes me think something is going on. Sometimes, while i rock her to sleep, she stares, I call her name and she looks back. i don't know if this is normal. She has reached her milestones up to now in an impressive way and mostly ahead of time. Now she is challenging herself into crawling. She smiles , but I hardly can make her laugh out. She laughed out a couple of times, but now it looks like she doesn't want to, only smiles. She babbles(not a lot though) too(i don't know how much she is supposed to babble.). Also, she rubs her eyes even when she is not sleepy, and make noise with her nose (like a runny nose). She plays with her toys, but she likes most to play with burp clothes(she bites them or get mad :) at them) and stuff like that, she likes to pull them. Do you think there is a problem with my daughter? I am so worried, please help.
No, this is not something to worry about. Focus on what a joy your daugher is; these moments can never be replaced. Don't occupy yourself with worry. It sounds like you have a normal little girl. Focus on what is right, not on what you worry might be wrong. Worrying uses up valuable mental energy but, even more importantly, gets in the way of the happiness an infant can bring into your life.
Also, I want to add that she kicks a lot, especially before waking up. And sometimes during sleeping. sometimes I watch her while sleeping, she would have some jerky movements occasionally, like startling something like that. Are all these normal, or is there something going on? i am really so worried.
As the mother of a young child, you are of course concerned about her. But most of what you are describing is really normal and does not invite concern. The episode you first described is likely not indicative of any problem, but the doctor's recommendation for the EEG is sensible to rule out the presence of any seizure activity. Remember: the central nervous system and muscular system of children so young are developing, and as that occurs there will be instances of such things as quick, jerky motions and inconsistent, unpredictable activity.
Thank you for replying. As you say, I hope that nothing serious is going on. She is my first baby, and of course, i have never been around babies before. That's why stuff like that makes me go crazy sometimes. I have read a lot about seizures online and I became a nervous wreck since then. From what I read, I know that seizures can be expressed in different forms. But i would like you to explain in a better and precise way "how a seizure does look like?" Does the baby get frustrated after it happens, or before, or between? When are they most likely to happen? Thanks again.
Seizures can take many forms, from quiet staring to thrashing of thelarge muscles. An emotional component does not generally accompany them with the exception of a subdues responmse in the aftermath. I think you are unnecessarily tormenting yourself. The internet can be wonderful tool and it can be a problem. You are letting it be a problem. Stop searching for information, it is only troubling you.
Dr. Kennedy, you are right. The best thing to do is to enjoy my little precious one, since time is going so fast. I hardly can remember how fast these last 6 months flew away. In a few months she will be growing into a walking toddler, and I am going to miss every day of her like this.... Thanks again for everything. Have a nice day.
Dr. Kennedy, unfortunately, I can't stop worrying.
These last days, my daughter has developed something new.
She moves her right foot(mostly) back and forth (like pull and push) just for a few seconds(1-3 seconds I would say) and then stops, and she repeats it again time after time. She does that occasionally while playing. Sometimes when I see, I call her and she get distracted and stops, but as I said it is very short, so I don't know whether I am the reason, or she stops it by herself. And she does it while I am rocking her into sleep. Sometimes she hums (like eh eh eh...)a little before doing it(maybe she hums because she is tired, I am not sure about that). I try to hold her foot to see if it stops, but I haven't managed to distinguish them. sometimes it looks like I can't stop it. But if I call her name, it looks like it works. Even when she is drinking something water or breastmilk, she does it. Is this situation something to be concerned about? Thank you. I am looking forward to your reply.
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