|Baby feet - he was sound asleep in the ER while I laid with him and rubbed his back.|
more here: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/febrile_seizures/detail_febrile_seizures.htm.
It really was the most terrifying night of my life...seeing my child unconscious and not knowing what to do could quite possibly be the most angst a mother can face. To top it off Bill had gone to a Mariner's game that evening and ended up staying with friends. I had my bestie, Lisa Clark stay over - thank God and she helped us throughout the entire episode (called paramedics, kept me calm, stayed with us in the ER until 6 am when Carson's fever finally broke) - there aren't enough "thank you's" during a time like that. A few things I learned from this horrific night (which actually is quite common and everything turned out okay):
1. Manage your baby's temperature with Baby Ibuprofen and Baby Tylenol. Switch medicine every 4 hours until the fever subsides. Use cool (room temp) cloths to cool your baby / toddler.
2. NEVER, EVER give your child a dose of medicine or put anything in they're mouth while they are seizuring. Lay them on a flat surface and soft surface (one that they can't roll off) - and let them have the seizure. Do not put them in cold water - they can go into shock. Once it subsides take them to the ER right away.
3. I also learned that a mother's love is that of a Mama Bear. There is not one thing I wouldn't do for my son. I would walk to the ends of earth and back and would switch places in a heartbeat. The love and compassion is never ending and all consuming.
4. There are going to be times that I won't know what to do or how to handle certain situations. Being a parent can be scary. I am continually learning to go with the flow while at the same time being better equipped for the next go round.
Always learning, always watching, always there. It is a constant full-time gig, being a parent. Sometimes you will get caught off-guard, but you can handle it. I am stronger than I think - mantra.
Carson - we love you SOOO very much. You are such a good boy and SOOO much fun. I will post more about that in the next couple of days. This summer has been such a blast! You have traveled, seen family on both sides and learn new things daily. 22 months is such a fun age...I can't believe you are going to be 2! I have already started planning your birthday celebration! xoxo Mama
|A rough night in the ER for Bubba Bear...hated seeing him like this, but he was such a great sport. He was very interested in all of the machines at the hospital.|
|Popsicles made him happy the next day. We relaxed and watched cartoons...we were all exhausted!|