Saturday night at 10:15 pm Kolbie was taken by ambulance to the hospital due to a seizure. She seized for nearly 3 minuets in my arms all the while trying to breath. It was an eternity. I thought I lost her. I begged and pleaded for God not to take her from me. I told him I needed her and I couldn’t watch her die. I was scared shitless and Chris was at a friends house watching UFC. Right as the EMTs got there she stopped convulsing and they took her from me. She was Breathing, but was completely lifeless. I jumped in with her and we raced to the ER. Her temperature was over 104 when they checked her. (Yesterday at dinner she started acting fussy and I could tell she was warm. We gave her Tylenol and then 2 hours later motrin.) I was watching her intently at about 10:00pm her fever was still high and she was panting. Her heart was racing and I knew something was wrong. I called Chris, he said give her another dose of Tylenol and in 30 minuets if it has not changed we were going to take her to the hospital. 10 min later she had the seizure. They ran all sorts of tests at the hospital and did x-rays. Her tiny body was exhausted from the seizure, but she was with us. She was poked and prodded for nearly 4 hours. They got her temperature under control and her body cooled down. I have never been so helpless and scared in all my life. She was so tiny and out of it. After FOREVER. the doctor said 1. she had a raging ear infection, 2. her white blood count was elevated which was an indication that she has some sort of virus. She had had a Febrile Seizure due to the rapid increase in temperature. He also said that once a child has one they are more prone to have more and she will probably have another within a year. There is no long or short term effect from the seizure…Thank God. She is home and doing okay. Her body is sore from the massive convulsions and she is crazy tired but she is here and in my arms and she is going to be okay. The Doctors told me I did every thing I needed to do to keep her airway clear during the seizure and managing her temperature.
I wish with all my heart I could erase the images of her seizing. I thought she was dying. We can’t even imagine our lives without her.
Febrile Seizures are fairly common in small children 6 months to 3 years. It is not necessarily how high her temperature got but that is got there way to quickly. They look horrible but leave no damage. After visiting with our pediatrician this morning and after tons of research, I now have a plan. Kolbie will most likely have another seizure within the next year. I will most likely be paranoid until she is in high school but at least I am educated and know what to do.
I will never take a second I have with her for granted. I love her so much and when I thought she was gone, I nearly died. I am so thankful she is here and healthy. EVER so grateful.
I took this on my IPhone about 3 hours later. She was so tired and kept saying Da Da.
Right before we were discharged.