Hello, Sorry about his condition. May be he has some soft neurological condition which has altered nerve connections due to insults during pregnancy. Please get him evaluated by pediatric neurologist and investigated with EEG etc.
Momentary shut downs of activity could indicate seizures (form of epilepsy) like petit-mal, so EEG might help.
Wouldnt he have to be in is "off" mode to see?
It's so hard to get him in when he is like that because like i said it could last just a couple minutes...
and he doesn
This so called seizure does not have actual contractions of limbs or body, just 'absence' of attention for a minute or so. Then a child regains and goes back to what he or she was doing.
So it is also called 'Absence seizure' not like in grand mal epilepsy.
and that can last days?
Repeated such attacks can occur in succession. It can last for days.
Most such cases can be easily diagnosed by EEG having typical tracing.
hmm ok. why would he hit and scratch himself and scream during this?
Difficult to guess what goes wrong inside his head. Please physically prevent by restraining so some adult should remain near him all time.
thanks for your help!
You are welcome. May be with more maturity of brain, things work out well.