My son is 6 1/2 years old and we are in the process of seeing an Infectious Disease specialist and a Neurologist. My son has had an MRI, a CAT Scan, Ultrasounds, and the pediatricians have run every blood test imaginable - all showing nothing.
He goes through spells of prolonged sleeping at a time; he just can't stay awake. He also has about a good week when his activity level and sleep patterns are normal; however, there are times when I can't get him to wake up. He falls asleep as soon as he gets in the car from school, sleeps 3-4 hours, gets up and eats and goes to bed early in the evening. This has been going on for two months and is scary and very frustrating.
He is missing school every third day or so and sleeps all day. He has headaches and very bed sweating when he sleeps. Because the Doctors can't find anything wrong they are dismissing me and throwing their hands up. I know there is something wrong with my child! This is not normal for any child, let alone my normally very active 6 year old little boy. He was also hospitalized for three days, and they saw him do all this.
Has anyone else experienced anything similar where you know there is something going on and the Doctors just won't listen?