Quoting wombie:" OMG that was probably so scary for you thank you for sharing your experience. has she ever had ... [snip!] ... had an episode, particularly upon waking, like I described? Does this sound like seizure activity or a postictal state to you?"
It really could be either. She would sometimes have petit mal seizures where she just stared into space but I never noticed those upon waking. When she was in a postictal state she would respond somewhat, but that can vary from person to person too.