A few days ago her daughter was taken to the hospital because of a seizure. The little girl is 4 and was laying on the floor watching a movie while her mom was in another room. The mom heard the little girl vomiting and ran in and found her convulsing. They called the ambulance, which didnt arrive after 10 minutes and the little girl was still seizing, so they took her in themselves. She passed out right after they got to the hospital and was unresponsize. The seizure lasted over 20 minutes and didnt stop after Ativan. She had a fever of 104.6 so they did a spinal tap, which came back clear. They did some blood work and found she had a really high white cell count, but still havent found a source of infection and the cultures didnt grow anything. They did find that she had a blood sugar of 196 which the doctor was concerned with and at a follow up yesterday they did a finger stick and she was 120 something, so they are going to check her out. The womans sister was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and had seizures as a child so they are following up with that too. They drew some blood today for an a1c, but wont have the results until next week. They have to go back on Wednesday for a follow up and will do an OGTT then. Until then they have told them to limit her carbs and sugar and watch for signs of a problem. The doctors told them they were hesitant to call it a typical febrile seizure because it wasnt typical so until all else is ruled out, they arent really calling it anything. Can a seizure make blood sugar spike? What is the point in limiting sugar and carbs before the test? I dont know if they do things differently prior to diagnosis than after, but I know we have always been told not to limit the carbs because results wont be accurate.