Well, we had a good night last night, meaning everyone slept, but this morning it all started hitting the fan. The quads woke up and all started eating Cheerios and drinking water, and then the throwing up started. Mixed in with diarrhea. Thank goodness there are four adults! The men are sick with the bug too, but are a huge help in dealing with sick kids! It truly takes a team!!
Anyway, Emerson woke up from her nap this morning crying, so Brian brought her downstairs and I gave her a cup of Cheerios and a water. She started eating the cereal and then had another seizure in Brian’s arms. Just like that. I immediately called 911 and they sent the ambulance. This time it didn’t seem to last as long, but she still turned blue. She came out of it, and fell right asleep. She slept until we left in the ambulance, and for most of the ride to the hospital.
Since this was her second seizure, they are not sure if they are febrile seizures anymore. They were talking epilepsy, which is scary! They decided to admit her and planned to do a Video EEG to take a look at her brain activity and see if they can get some clues as to why this is happening. A couple hours after we arrived at the pediatric emergency department, Emerson had another seizure. The pediatric doctors were examining her, so we had her sitting up. All of a sudden she went all tensed up in the fetal position and fell over. This one was shorter, and she didn’t turn blue, which was better. Due to this, they put her on Keppro, an anti-seizure medication. They also gave her IV fluids to keep her hydrated.
They moved her to the pediatric floor and kept checking on her blood sugar, which was way low. The plan was to do a CT scan to check for brain bleeds, and then hook her up for a VEEG. Since her blood sugar was only coming up a bit, they switched her IV to a 10% dextrose fluid, and that did the trick. She then went off for her CT scan, and she did great! They didn’t have to sedate her because she has just been so tired. She actually fell asleep in the machine! I was so proud of her. They didn’t see anything abnormal on the scan, which is awesome news!
Now she is hooked up to a million wires for the VEEG, and there is a camera on her too. So the light has to be on, so that means she is having a tough time going to sleep! They also gave her another dose of Keppro. Hopefully we will get the information we need overnight, and the doctors can figure out why she keeps having seizures.
Please keep Emerson, and all my little ones in your thoughts!