Complex partial seizures can be evidenced in many different forms. Here are the types of seizures I see:
Partial seizures (previously called petit mal): focal or asymmetric sensory or motor activity affecting any part of the body (e.g., facial twitching, chomping of the mouth); can be associated with autonomic signs (salivation, vomiting, defecation).
Simple partial seizures don’t alter consciousness. Complex partial seizures (also called psychomotor seizures) alter mentation (mental status) and/or cause behavioral abnormalities in addition to what is seen with simple partial seizures.
Generalized seizures (previously called grand mal) cause diffuse motor activity with loss of consciousness.
Most important, mark your calendar for this event and for just what you witnessed. Hunter's vet will need all the information you can gather when deciding if Hunter should be prescribed an anticonvulsive drug. Most of us will accept one mild (lasting less than 5 minutes, no thrashing about, no loss of consciousness) event monthly before prescribing such a drug. Should he suffer another event within 24 hours of this one clustering is diagnosed and that may presage status epilepticus - the state in which seizure activity doesn't abate unless I heavily sedate or anesthetize my patient. Hunter would then need the attention of a vet at your earliest convenience.
I'm concerned that his eyes remain mydriatic - wide open pupils. This isn't consistent with a seizure - which usually comes and goes quickly - but instead another intracranial (within the skull) disorder such as one of the many meningoencephalomyelitides. These aren't detected with basic diagnostics but, instead, with cerebrospinal fluid tap/analysis and MRI.
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