We are just beginning our journey down the rabbit hole of the medical system and referrals. My son (9) has a family history of migraines on both sides of his family. He sees white flashes of light a few times a day, for a couple os seconds that covers his field of view, and has been for around 6 weeks (last night, it was blue--first time colored). Last night, he also saw a shower of sparks (but he was also about 4 hrs short in sleep). We spent Sat. night in the ER because he had 4 hallucinations over a couple hours, that lasted just a handful of seconds each (when he blinked, they were gone). The grim reaper peeking around a shed, a translucent car speeding by, (both as he was walking home with friends) a spiraling arrow in a box on a computer screen that was in sleep mode, and lightning that only lit up the car window he was looking through on the way to the ER. They did a battery of blood tests, all fine, and a CAT scan, also fine.
So, I keep searching for complex hallucinations and migraines info, and I'm not finding much, except lillipution hallucinations. I am wondering if anyone here has input or reference links.
Last year, he complained of a constant nausea. Went through the cycle of specialists and tests--all negative. I have just learned of abdominal migraines. Maybe?
The plot thickens: His near-sighted vision became blurry a couple of weeks ago, all at once. The Optometrist gave him the green light and glasses, we see the Opthamalogist tommorrow.
I have stumbled accross seizure disorders, eye diseases, visual pathway lesions, a host of occipital lobe conditions, and nothing fits his symptoms well. Because of genetics, I'm leaning toward migraines. He sees the pediatric neurologist in 2 weeks, the longest 2 weeks of my life. . .