I'm hoping someone on here has been through something similar, or can offer some advice.
Last night, my husband and I put our 2 year old son to bed. About 2 hours later, we heard him rolling around in bed and then we heard him talking. Right after, he started to cry. We went in there and he was crying and on his tummy, but kind of in a push up position. His eyes were closed and he was unresponsive to the fact that we were there. We sat him up and he started shaking, sort of moving his arms and legs in a weird way. He was able to sit there, but his eyes were still squeezed shut and he was still crying. I picked him up and he cried even more. His arms and legs were still doing that weird shaking thing. They weren't violent jerks and he was kind of limp, almost like he was sleeping, but he was awake, if that makes sense? He had no fever but was sweating and he cried and screamed like he was in pain for about 5 minutes and me holding him didn't help. We were about to call an ambulance, when he started to calm down and acknowledge that were were there. He was fine after that, he was wide awake and wanted to watch a movie. We kept him in our bed for about 2 hours after that, and then put him in his own. He was fine all night and woke at his usual time this morning. He has been his normal self all day too. I took him to the doctor today and she wasn't too concerned. She said if it happens again to let her know, but there is no way to know what it was and at this point, she doesn't see the need for any tests. She has referred us to a pediatrician just in case but that will take a couple of months. She said sometimes kids have night terrors or seizures and usually its a once in a lifetime thing.
I am still worried of course, but am a bit reassured. I am wondering if this does sound like a seizure to any of you. If it is, does that mean its a sign of something very serious?? Or could it be something he grows out of? If this happens again, do I call an ambulance or wait and see if he comes out of it again? Could it have been a night terror? Does the doctor's advice sound reasonable to you?
Thank you so much for your time and responses. I am just a worried mom. :)