My son has simple partial, complex partial, and generalized gran mal seizures. He's been having more gran mals lately, the neuro says due to puberty. What I was wondering is do any of you who have gran mals know if you seize with your eyes open or closed, and if closed, are they clenched tightly? I have never seen him have a seizure with his eyes closed before, but the school says they have.....today he apparently had one and the ambulance was called. When I arrived, he had his eyes closed tightly, his extremities were stiff, his face was very flushed, he would not answer me, then he began to cry (tears) and tried to tell me that his entire body hurt and did not want to be touched. He also said his stomach hurt really bad. After about an hour he began to pass a lot of smelly gas. During what we thought was the seizure, he was trembling as if he were cold, and continued to do this for about an hour after....this is often normal in his usual post ictal state, but he did relax for a while, but started to tremble again when he got afraid of the needles.....just like the trembling when we thought he was seizing. I say "thought he was seizing" because I wasn't sure if he was since I've never seen him have a seizure with his eyes closed, especially that tightly! When I tried to open his eyelid, it looked like his pupil was moving around (not a fixed stare). I'd appreciate any help you can give me! We go back to his neuro on Monday, but I need answers now if possible! Thank you all!