Saturday, August 25, 2007
Another ER visit
We had ourselves a bit of a scare yesterday. Ava had a slight fever during the day and woke up in the middle of the night so I gave her some motrin. An hour later she woke up again and she still felt hot so I brought her downstairs to take her temp. She wasn't responding to my voice or looking at me and I started to worry. I decided she needed a cool bath and when I put her in the water she didn't react at all. She just stared over to one side, not blinking. I am now really panicking. I get her out of the bath and call Paul. (He was working at Dixie Ambulance at the time.) I can't get a hold of him and I'm freaking out by now. So I dial 911. Then she starts having a seizure. I'm FREAKING out! The poor lady on the 911 call couldn't understand me half the time because I'm crying so hard. Our neighborhood medics responded to the call, my neighbor came over to stay with my other girls, and Paul called me back. He heard his address and 13 month old seizure over the pager at work. He said his heart fell immediately. He called me when he was enroute to our house. The medics loaded her up and I rode in the front seat with Paul in the ambulance to the ER. She seized for 40 minutes. They had to give her medication to stop her. Once in the ER they ran some tests and we waited. She had another seizure while we were there. I can't tell you how horrible it was. My little baby. After her second seizure she got something called Tods paralysis which took away all mobility to her right side. I'm FREAKING out again! After what seemed like hours of tests, tubes, and pokes to her little body, they moved us over to the children's hospital for observation. She regained mobility of her right side and all tests came back negative. We stayed there all day and left with no answer as to why she seized in the first place. We are happy to have her home and feeling a bit better. I slept in her room with her last night and I'm sure I'll be there for the next few weeks. It was just so scary.