I have a 4 year old that had a seizure 5 days back. He just happened to crawl into bed with my wife and I that early that morning so we witnessed it first hand. We went to the ER where they did some blood work and a cat scan which all checked out ok. We managed to get into see a nuerologist quickly due to a cancellation and we just got the results of his EEG. It was normal when he was awake (stobe lights etc) but once he went to sleep he started having abnormal patterns. The doctor said he had 7 abnormalities while asleep (about 2 - 3 seconds each). He was asleep for about 30 minutes during the EEG.
To be honest, I was not crazy about the neurologist as he didn't explain a lot so I am trying to get a handle on what this means. Clearly abnormalities doesn't seem good but is seven in a 30 minute period a lot? Is it possible that he may not have a major event again or with abnormalities is he likely to have more seizures? Given that the events only occured during sleep does this mean he's most likely to only have seizures during sleep?
Thanks in advance for any input you have on the EEG. I'd also love any advice you can give a parent new to epilepsy.