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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Sun, 11-21-2010 - 9:18am
Thank you everyone for your thoughts during this tough time. We were able to get a cot set up in the room so both of us could stay. Thank goodness, because there was no way I would have been able to leave him alone. He's in a room to himself, so it's hard to hear him from the nurses station. When we got back to the hospital last night after going home to pick up some stuff, he was crying so loudly, but no one was there to help :( That's exactly why I'm staying by his side.

He seems to be doing well. He's acting like his normal self and looks healthy and happy (unless he's crying, of course!). We have to wait until tomorrow to get a couple tests done, and they'll be doing blood work throughout the day. We're really hoping it's something like reflux, and he just happened to be in a weird position when he spit up to cause a bit of fluid in his lungs (which can cause the kind of reaction he showed). They say that is the most common explanation, but they want to rule out everything else so we don't go home, it happen again, and Evan end up back in the hospital again.

Anyway, we have internet set up in the room now, so I'll try to post updates as we find things out.




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Sun, 11-21-2010 - 10:27am

I am so sorry you are going through this Alyssa! I hope it was a one time thing and I will be keeping you all in my thoughts:) I also would not feel comfortable leaving him alone at the hospital but would probably do shifts as someone previously suggested. ((((Big hugs))))

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Sun, 11-21-2010 - 11:08am
Alyssa,

I can't even imagine how scary that was for you. I hope you are able to find out some answers as to what happend. You, Evan, and DH are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Sun, 11-21-2010 - 11:39am

Oh my goodness, you poor things.






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Sun, 11-21-2010 - 4:23pm

Alyssa, I'm glad they think it may be a one-time fluke. I hope the test results come back quickly and confirm there's nothing else to worry about. Hang in there!!

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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 10:40am

Glad to hear you were both able to stay, I don't think I would be able to leave my LO's side either. and I am glad they think it's a one time thing...KUP and we are thinking of you!


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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 11:17am
Alyssa, I've BTDT, so I can totally understand you... Many hugs to you and Kyle, and I hope the Drs can find out what caused the convulsions... Try to think positive, this is by no means an indication of a lifetime of serious illnesses. Remember Fede's story? He was in for jaundice, and two weeks later he was in the NICU again for this weird and SCARY infection. In spite of that, he's been strong like a horse ever since, only getting the random cold that most babies get, and growing beautifully! I'll keep you guys in my thoughts and as I told you before, try to kiss him, cuddle him and show him your love every way you can. That is as important as any treatment for him.

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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 12:19pm

(((HUGS))) Alyssa,

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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 1:43pm

Oh my goodness! Lots of P&PT!

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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 2:16pm
How scary Alyssa, but you are such a great mommy! Thoughts to the three of you and hope its nothing serious. Hopefully it was a one time incident and he won't scare you like that again until he's 10 and doing flips on his bike! ;-)

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