Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Feeling Grateful

This morning as Avie woke up she experienced a seizure. She woke with a fever and was laying upstairs with Dan on the couch when she went really rigid and then began convulsing. Dan brought her downstairs to me, she was unresponsive and her face was grey. She wouldn't look at us, wouldn't respond to her name. It was so scary, Danielle was panicked, we all were. Dan took her to the emergency room, while I took the other two to school. At the hospital they determined she had what is called a febrile seizure, this happens when a fever raises too quickly for the body to handle. They did a chest X-ray and also said she may have a touch of pneumonia, poor baby went through a lot this morning, it was so frightening to let my mind for a split second go to the worst case scenario, but now I just feel thankful. Thankful that it wasn't more serious, thankful that Dan was home and is familiar enough with seizures to know what to look for, thankful for competent doctors and nurses, and mostly thankful for my amazing resilient kids who I love more than anything. Our time with them is so short, even if they're completely healthy! They grow so fast and I hope I never take my time with them for granted!

7 comments:

Heidi Joncas said...

How scary! Poor little Avie Jo. Hope she feels better.

Megan said...

Oh scary! I'm the doctors got it all figured out and she's ok. Fevers scare the daylights outta me. I can do puking, messy diapers, coughing, etc. all day but I HATE fevers. Not to mention possible seizures, heavens!

Julie said...

Linsey! How terrifying! I am so glad she is ok! Wow, I can't even imagine!!

K&S said...

I'm so glad she will be ok. That is so scary, and I could not imagine how I would feel if I saw any of my kids in that situation. So glad to hear that they know what, and how it happened.:)

Cass said...

Yikes, what a horrible feeling! So glad she is okay!!

Nate hotty buns mcgee said...

Oh my goodness Linsey I'm so sorry that you guys had to go through that! How scary! My little brother had a febrile seizure when I was like 8 years old and I still remember it. Because of that I'm always nervous when my kids get a fever and I always feel like they should sleep with me! Probably a little over-paranoid. But I'm so glad to hear that Avie is ok. Let us know if you need anything!

Jessica said...

oh wow that's embarrassing. i just realized after I wrote that comment that nate was signed into his gmail and I had no idea that was his 'name' on blogger. Yikes. Sorry about that. :/