I thought I’d tell you about this because it’s very difficult to deal with, if you don’t know what it is.
The first time, I was alone in the room with him, and he started breathing very loudly. I, being his 13 year old cousin, told him to ‘Shut up! I want to sleep!’ and threw a shoe at his bed. But he kept on breathing in that noisy, PUFF PUFF way, so -stumbling in the darkness- I walked towards him, pushed him to wake him up, and found that he was shaking side to side. It was terrifying- I thought he was having a heart attack.
Of course, I ran downstairs to get my parents, but by that time he had woken up and the whole episode was passed off as just a bad dream.
The second time was in our home, and the whole family saw it. My mum was screaming, clutching him as his eyes stared at the ceiling, unresponsive- his whole body vibrating, and his hands in stiff fists over his chest. But the paramedics were amazing, arriving within minutes and calming everyone down.
The one thing I can say that I learnt from the whole experience is that you NEED to know the recovery position. If the paramedics hadn’t been there to put him in it, he could have choked and died. Seriously, if you don't know the recovery position, go learn it now!
Thankfully, he’s fine now. As is my mum, who has made a full recovery from her state of panic!
Comment below if you’ve ever had any experiences of people having seizures, and if not, comment what your favourite TV show is (bit off topic but hey ho).