Saturday, October 15, 2011

October 15th Seizure :(

Noah had a febrile seizure this afternoon. It was the scariest experience I have ever had.
He had a fever of 101.7 this morning and went down for an early nap, after sleeping for almost three hours I heard him making a very strange choking noise over the baby monitor. I saw him convulsing and ran into his room, he was still shaking and his eyes were rolling back in his head. I called 911 and Noah went into the deep sleep stake that the operator said was normal after a seizure, there was no waking him but thankfully I could hear him breathing/snoring. When the fire fighters arrived Noah opened his eyes but was SO crazy groggy and disoriented. He didn't really respond to anything until the paramedic stuck him with the blood sugar testing needle in the ambulance, which really pissed him off and then the tears came. He didn't perk up until Daddy got to the hospital - he had been playing softball in Manteca.
Poor guy had to have blood work, a catheter for urine and then two shots of antibiotics. Fortunately everything came back fine, they think his 103.7 fever was due to a slight ear infection.

Noah is appears to be feeling much better now, although tired. We'll make sure his fever stays down with Tylenol. Very scary but not a rare occurrence for little ones, hopefully he doesn't have any more before the 'grow out of it' age of about 6.

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