By last night, I was near frantic about these "episodes" of Finn's. And in all honesty, I was kicking myself for putting it out here on my blog, because the comments were scaring the crap out of me. And the fact is, nobody can tell me what's really going on with Finn, all anyone can do is relate their own experiences.
So I went to bed last night intent on calling our pediatrician first thing this morning and demanding he get us in to see a neurologist STAT.
But when I woke up this morning, the situation suddenly seemed much less dire. I still don't know what these "spells" or "episodes" are. Maybe nothing. Maybe Finn has just discovered he can roll his eyes back, and so he does. Maybe he gets some sensory charge out of it. Maybe it is seizure activity. But my panicking about it isn't going to help or solve anything. Whatever it is, it doesn't seem like any kind of emergency. We already have an appointment scheduled for this coming Wednesday morning for his 18-month well check, so I will definitely talk to our pediatrician about it then. In the meantime, I'm going to keep a close eye on him to see if he continues to do this, and if so, what details I notice about it (does anything trigger it? does he stiffen up? etc.)
So there you have it. And thank you everyone for the love and concern!