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Saturday, October 23, 2010

It's Saturday night & guess where I am

Baby Girl & I are at our local children's hospital.  If you'll remember, weekend before last she got really sick due to a chronic UTI (urinary tract infection) due to her renal reflex.  Vomiting, high fever, etc. so she got a shot & some meds & she was good to go.

Well yesterday, she was a little grumpy & fell asleep during the day, so I left her with the housekeeper to go pick up the others from school.  When I get home, she has puked all over Retro's Lazy-Boy & was laying on the bathroom floor asleep on Lucy's lap.  with a fever.

I called the nurse/my friend, Rosemary & put her in a cool bath & gave her some meds.  She started feeling better, like back to normal.   Around 11 pm she got sick again, I gave her another Zofran & she fell asleep & woke up around 1:30 ready to play. 

Then around 3:15 am, I hear this thump & y'all know she's sleeping in my bathroom on the crib mattress, so I go to check on her & she is face down on the floor. I pick her up & her eyes rolled back in her head.  I scream for Retro & he FREAKS out.  Like I have never seen before.  For some reason I remained rather calm, but he thought we were going to lose her.  We get her in the tub, clothes & all, & drench her with cold water.  We finally get her to response, a little.  Then she vomited again.  I'm on the phone with 911 & he still freaking out, calls his dad (who lives next door). The both of them were dressed & gone before I could even take a Xanax.  10+ minutes later, the ambulance shows up. (we do live in the country) I told them they were long gone.  My parents pick me up & take me to the ER & my MIL stayed with the other children.

Turns out she had a fibrile seizure.  Scared me to death.  I don't know how many with children that have these often deal.  There's not enough Xanax at CVS.  Our experience in the ER was the best one I've ever had.  And luckily, Dr. K was on call.

So we've been here all day & they are still trying to get her fever & infection under control.  I'm on my 3rd Co-Cola & 4th Xanax.  They should really serve cocktails here.  I wonder if there's a suggestion box anywhere.


*On a more positive note,  McDonald's has the best Happy Meal containers ever right now.  It's a Mr. Potato Head  Halloween pail.  Cute, cute, cute!

*And the last goldfish bite the dust.  Ashes to Ashes, dust to dust, now it's time for us to flush.

22 comments:

Lourie said...

Oh my gosh!!! How scary. Prayers for your sweet baby girl and you too!
MAybe they can give you an IV of Diet Coke and Xanax.

Gracie Beth said...

Oh geeze I am definitely praying. SO SCARY!

KK said...

Bless your heart! You must have been scared to death. I am sending lots of get well soon wishes your way.

Crayon Princess said...

I am in tears, and I know you are exhausted. Both of mine run around 105 degress when they are sick, but thank goodness no seizures. We are praying for all of you!!

Mo 'Betta said...

Seizures are about the scariest thing ever!! My oldest daughter had "seizure like activity" (that's how they described it) from dehydration one time (last year I think?) and it scared the piss out of me. You're right, not enough xanax (or in my case, Ativan!) in the world! I remember the eyes rolling back, etc...omg, it was awful! I hope they get your baby all straight asap!

Anonymous said...

I have had you on my mind ever since we spoke Saturday. I know you've had plenty of offers, but know that I will do whatever I need to in order to help you out. There is nothing worse than a little one in the children's hospital. Bless her heart....I can't imagine the seizures...yes, Daddy's do tend to freak out and the Mama's always stay calm. On a lighter note...our fair fish all bit the dust as well and now we have four healthy larger ones from Petsmart...wonder how long they'll last. Mitzi Mc

clare said...

I'm praying for you.

High Heeled Life said...

Oh my friend I can't begin to even know how you all must have felt and feel... that is so scary .. tears were taking over in my eyes as I read your post.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and Baby Girl. She will be running around and getting herself into the things all little girls get into in no time .. and may this nightmare seem like a distant memory. She'll be asking for ice-cream and P&J sandwhiches in no time....and of course for McDonalds happy meal .. who could resist Mr. Potato Ead...

I'm certain you are not the only who feels a "STRONG" beverages should be serviced in hospital emergency rooms...

Hugs ... Blessings HHL

Bella Michelle said...

OH my stars, Sweet Southern Sister! I was holding my breath just reading this so I can't imagine what y'all went through. I hope there is better news on the sweet angel front and she is feeling 100% now.

Sending up a prayer for you all (I wish I had seen this earlier)...(((hugs))) and I think of you every time I drive by Red Bone Alley!

mFw said...

That is so scary but I"m glad she's okay now! Hope you guys are all doing okay!

Laura said...

OH. MY. GOD! You probably could care less, but my neice had one when she was a baby and my SIL freaked, too. Hang in there and prayers for Baby Girl!

And, yes! We have one of the McD's happy meal pails!

Jennifer said...

Hello...prayers that Baby Girl gets better real soon. It is so hard when they are int he hospital..

My son had a seizure from a high fever just he was 10 mos old. We were scared to death & he was swallowing his tongue & turned blue. I thought he choked on something...We had been out to Longwood Gardens and I thought his red face was from the sun...not a fever! (Glad your mil ws there too!)My hubby's aunt lived across the street, an emt, & then the police drove us to the hospital. The dr called it a convulsion...my son is now 32...
Cocktails at the hospital..I think you're on to something! :) Jennifer

Debra said...

Oh my goodness! You must have been scared to death. I had chills just reading about it. Sounds like you have a great Dr. there. I hope she is better very soon. Poor thing. Prayers are coming your way.

And, yes, they should have cocktails @ the ER.

Jennifer said...

Man, that sounds like the scariest thing ever. My stepdad was a firefighter and he said if you have a medical emergency it is always quicker to go straight to the ER so Retro and his dad did the right thing. I hope they can get her infection under control soon.

Jessica said...

How terrifying. Said a prayer for y'all.

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

There is nothing worse than a sick kid. Hope she's all better soon and doesn't ever scare you like that again.

Sandra said...

Look at you! Under this tremendous amount of stress, and still you have a terrific sense of humour.
Well I'm thinking of you guys. I'm not sure I would be a very good nurse to your daughter ('cause I suck at my skills!) but I'd sit with you and gossip! I know those McDonald's Happy Meal pails are the cutest!
Take care girlie!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Oh huge {{{HUGS}}} Mamma! SO scary. Sending prayers that Baby Girl is okay.

brainella said...

It's Monday now, and I hope she AND you are doing okay. Take care.

flip flops and pearls said...

OMGosh!!!! That just had me in tears!!!!!

I am so sorry to hear this. I pray that all is better really soon and that this doesn't happen again.

(((HUGS))) and prayers to you sweetie! (and a zanax too!)

Hope you can get some rest today. XXOO

Preppy 101 said...

MOST definitely praying for her and YOU! Honestly, nothing worse than any little thing being wrong with our children. Nothing. Keep me posted. LOVE!

Miss Janice said...

I hope baby girl is better!!! I totally understand how you feel...I'm a "growed-up girl" and I still need Xanax at the hospital:)

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