Scared To Death :(

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Scared To Death :(
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Sat, 11-20-2010 - 4:27pm

Last night was the worst night of our lives. At about 9:30pm, Evan spit up a rather large amount of BM (even though he ate about 2 hours earlier), and seconds later his eyes were rolling back, his body was stiff as a board, and he was convulsing. That lasted for about 5 seconds, and then he broke into this huge wail, and his body was still stiff.By the time we got to the hospital, he could move normally and was very sleepy.

We ended up taking him to the emergency room where we spent the night. He got a bunch of blood work done. They did a CT scan to rule out any bleeding or swelling of the brain (that came back normal, thank God). They also did a chest Xray, and found some "streaking" which could be evidence for fluid in the lungs (that could be from him sucking in some of the spit up).

We got transfered to pediatrics at about 6am and have been there ever since. He has gotten more blood work done and they did a spinal tap on him this afternoon to check for infections. He will have to wait until Monday to get more tests done (EEG, ECG).

We are absolutely scared, upset, freaked out, etc. etc.. Right now. We'd like to stay with him in the hospital, but there is one chair that pulls out into a make-shift bed in the room so we're not sure what we'll do. I can't imagine leaving him alone though, and neither can DH. I'm starting to get really scared that this is going to be Evan's life - that he'll be in and out of the hospital for various things because he was born early. It breaks my heart just thinking about it.

Any positive thoughts or prayers you can send our way would be much appreciated.





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Registered: 07-15-2004
Sat, 11-20-2010 - 5:02pm

Alyssa, how scary that must all be. I will

 Cassie 

     

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Registered: 12-04-2007
Sat, 11-20-2010 - 5:38pm

How scary Alyssa! I will definitely be praying for you guys, and hoping that dr.'s can figure out what's going on. Poor little Evan, that's just awful that there isn't enough room for you and DH to both sleep there with him. ((big hugs)) I hope this all gets resolved in the easiest way possible and you don't have to deal with that ever again.

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Registered: 08-04-2003
Sat, 11-20-2010 - 6:10pm

Oh my goodness Alyssa.

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Registered: 04-29-2008
Sat, 11-20-2010 - 9:04pm

I hope everything is ok--Evan and you are in my prayers!

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Registered: 11-01-2005
Sat, 11-20-2010 - 9:04pm
Oh my gosh, Alyssa, how utterly scary!!! I'm praying for you and Kyle and little Evan!! Keep us posted on his progress, I really hope everything works out ok for him and he can go home. For what its worth, I wouldnt leave his side for a second at the hospital. Maybe you and DH can take shifts during his stay....I just couldnt leave my baby alone even though he is in capable hands. It may not be the most comfortable place but would you really sleep at home? I wouldnt...tons of hugs!!!

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Registered: 09-08-2007
Sat, 11-20-2010 - 9:33pm

Oh God Alyssa how scary!!!

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Registered: 02-11-2009
Sat, 11-20-2010 - 10:17pm

I'm so sorry you're going through this Alyssa. Your little family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Sat, 11-20-2010 - 10:55pm

Oh Alyssa! I am so sorry to hear this!! You guys are in my prayers and please KUP!! I wouldn't want to leave

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Registered: 02-26-2008
Sat, 11-20-2010 - 11:50pm

Alyssa - OH no!!! I will be definitely thinking of you guys. how scary. I can't even imagine.


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Registered: 04-07-2003
Sun, 11-21-2010 - 2:40am
Oh my goodness! I'll be thinking about you and hoping evrything turns out okay!


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