The poor kid is seizing anywhere from once every three seconds (yes, you heard that right, EVERY THREE SECONDS) up to three times PER second. 24/7. And we had no idea. None.
His kind is called Absence Epilepsy, which means that he has petit mal seizures (also called Absence Seizures). This means that he doesn't yet have convulsions, but the seizures make him lose consciousness for very brief periods of time and can be either completely undetectable or look like he's staring into space for a moment.
FYI: Seizures in general are produced by electrical impulses misfiring in either the entire brain or a portion of it. Other kinds of Epilepsy/seizures are called Grand Mal (which is what most people think of when the word Epilepsy pops up), Myoclonic (sporatic jerking movements), Clonic (repetitive jerking movements, Tonic (rigid or stiff muscles) and Atonic (loss of muscle tone).
Perhaps we can get rid of a few other diagnoses in light of this one new one!
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