January 9, 2017

Seizure

It's crazy to me to think that you will be two months old next week. Time is just passing us by. Each day you are a little bit bigger. Although I'm tired, I wish that time would slow down. You've already out grown your newborn size clothes along with your 0-3 month and 3 month clothing. I can't believe how quickly you are growing, it kinda makes me sad.

You gave us quite the scare this week, Bubba. When we got home from Utah last week our friends called to say their little boy had croup. They told us to keep an eye on you, since you were exposed to it. That night you began running a low grade fever and it lasted for 4 days.

I noticed your leg twitch out of the corner of my eye on Tuesday. At 9:00 pm while talking with Papa I noticed your leg twitch again and I thought it was strange.

At 2:30 in the morning (Wednesday) you woke up hungry. I fed you and Daddy grabbed you to change your diaper. When Daddy went to change you your legs started convulsing. I yelled at Daddy that you were having a seizure. He looked at you and your eyes were open but you were looking right through him, your arms were out to your sides and locked in place, there was puke in your mouth and you weren't breathing.

Daddy immediately picked you up and tried blowing on your face (you hate it when he does that) and you didn't respond. Daddy tried burping you and you still didn't respond. He tried blowing on your face one more time and you finally started to breath.

We grabbed your diaper bag, put you in your car seat and headed to the Emergency Room. The doctor working the E.R. did not like what we had told him about your condition so he called the pediatrician on staff and they both agreed that you needed to be admitted to the hospital. All of the rooms in every hospital from Eugene to Portland were full because of the flu, thankfully they had a room available for you up in Labor and Delivery.

Daddy and Bubba in the E.R.

Bubba being brave.

While in the E.R. they took your temperature rectally multiple times, you weren't a huge fan of that. They ran liquid through your nose both directions to test for RSV and the flu, you wailed! And then they stuck an IV in your arm- that about broke Mommy's heart, I held you while they put it in.

Hooked up to the electrodes.

During the EEG.

The doctor ordered all kinds of tests to make sure you were okay. They did a spinal tap to test for spinal meningitis, they asked Mommy and Daddy to go down to another floor while they did this. Then they did an EEG to monitor your brain activity, you had to have about 10 electrodes glued to your head.

They put a catheter in you to test your urine and ran all kinds of blood tests and cultures. Everything came back negative.

Trying to relax under the heat warmer.

While you were in the hospital you were hooked up to all kinds of monitors, some were on your chest and your toes. The doctor and nurses wanted to make sure they knew if you had another seizure or quite breathing. Thankfully nothing happened.

A tired little boy.

Sleeping.

One tired momma.

We were super worried about you! We waited so long for you to join our family, we didn't and still don't want anything bad to happen to you. Our friends and family began praying for you, your name was put on the prayer roll at the temple and Daddy helped give you a blessing.

It was concluded that you had some sort of virus and that it should run its course in 7-10 days. As far as the seizure goes, the doctor called it a "neurologic episode" because you are so young, Mommy and Daddy didn't have it on camera and because it didn't happen again while you were in the hospital.

Mommy and Daddy believe it was a fever seizure. We've been reading up on them and it fits the description to a tee with the exception of your age, you're less than 6 months old.

We're so glad you are okay. We know that Heavenly Father has heard and answered our prayers and the prayers of others offered in your behalf. We are hoping that you never have another seizure again.

We love you little bear!

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