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Based on your description, I think it is most likely that Frankie is asleep and dreaming during these episodes. Seizures cannot be stopped with outside stimuli, so the twitching would continue in spite of you petting him if he was having a seizure.
If you can videotape one of these events, it would be helpful. You can post it to youtube or similar and send me the link.
Aside from that, I'm a bit concerned that he may have some damage to his eyes if he isn't closing them fully when asleep. You can purchase an over the counter eye lubricant (like Blink) and use this for him several times daily. This is an OTC human eye gel that you can get at a regular pharmacy.
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