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: 02-26-2008
Mon, 11-29-2010 - 10:00am

Alyssa - I am so glad that everything is okay! That's great news.


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Registered: 01-17-2007
Sat, 11-27-2010 - 5:30pm

So glad you got to take your little guy home and the tests came back normal! I hope that something that scary never happens again!

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Registered: 08-24-2005
Sat, 11-27-2010 - 8:15am
Yay Alyssa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy that this wasn't any serious "condition" and it was just a one time thing! Let's hope the next time he sees a hospital "from the inside" is to visit his future little sibling! Enjoy having your baby back at home. It's totally normal to be nervous and fear all the time that things could happen again...I remember when we brought Fede back home from the NICU I took his temps at least 6 times a day!! I was so freaked out! But eventually things got back in place.

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Registered: 11-01-2005
Fri, 11-26-2010 - 11:05pm
Hoooraaay!! Wonderful news Alyssa!! So glad you guys are home :D

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Fri, 11-26-2010 - 8:54pm
Alyssa - I've been anxiously awaiting your update all day. So glad to hear it was just a one time thing!! :-)

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Registered: 02-11-2009
Fri, 11-26-2010 - 8:16pm

Alyssa, I am SO glad to hear that all the tests came back normal and you guys are back at home. Talk about something to be thankful for!

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Registered: 04-22-2006
Fri, 11-26-2010 - 7:26pm
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Well - we got the results back from all of Evan's tests, and everything is NORMAL!! We were discharged today and are at home with the little guy now. We're still not sure what really happened, but we're happy to know it wasn't anything serious.

I am feeling a bit nervous to have him home because I don't want the same thing to happen again. Every time he spits up I freak out a little. But, I guess that's one of the things you have to get used to as a parent: the worrying never ends!

Thank you to everyone for your support. I really really hope this is the last time Evan sees the inside of a hospital for a long, long time.




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Registered: 04-07-2003
Fri, 11-26-2010 - 5:48pm
I also hope that everything was fine and that you guys are all home!!! Hugs!!


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Registered: 01-29-2008
Fri, 11-26-2010 - 4:58pm
Still thinking of you all. Hopefully you all are home now and all is ok! HUGS!

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Registered: 04-13-2008
Fri, 11-26-2010 - 5:02am

Alyssa,

I hope you've had some good news by now and are on your way home with Evan. Thinking of you and your family!

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