Saturday, September 01, 2007

Very scary moment

So, Dylan has had a little cough for a few days. Nothing big, no fever. Friday morning, it was 99, but that's not very high, so I took him to daycare. They called me at 4:30 (right before I was heading out to get him) to tell me his temp was 101 and I needed to come get him. By 6, it was 103 and he was really clingy and tired.

At 7, he had a seizure. His eyes rolled back in his head and his lips turned blue. I just started sobbing and Chris was panicking asking what do we do. I knew it was probably a febrile seizure, but when your baby's lips turn blue and their eyes roll back in their head, you lose it. I didn't even think about 911 (which they told me later I should've called instead of driving). I got in the passenger seat with Dylan in my arms and Chris drove.

The seizure had stopped, and he was breathing, but not very well, and he was not staying conscious. His eyes kept rolling back and I just kept blowing in his face to keep him awake, me sobbing the entire time.

I ran into the ER and they called back that a non-responsive baby had come in. A nurse comes running out and grabs him from me. At that point, he woke up and looked at her. They found a room and got his stats. His blood oxygen was low, so they had to put an oxygen mask on him. His temp was 105.

We were in the ER for 3 hours. Long story short, he has strep throat and pneumonia. He got a shot for the pneumonia and we have to start antibiotics today, along with Motrin every 6 hours and Tylenol every 4 hours.

He still has a fever this morning, but not too high. They said once a baby has a febrile seizure, they're prone to more, so we have to treat every fever instead of riding them out.

5 comments:

LaLa said...

I am so happy he is ok! I would have gotten in the car too but I know you are suppose to call 911. When it is your baby you do what you must.

I cannot imagine how scared you guys were.

{{HUGS}}

Julie said...

Glad he's okay. I know you were so worried. Seems every time Craig had a fever it was strep. Ugh! Hang in there momma, this too will pass.

Take Care

Susan said...

Oh, my goodness! How scary was that!! I'm glad he's okay now, and I hope there are no more episodes like that.

Sherri said...

I am so thankful that he is ok. I know that must have been so scary, you guys handled the situation so well. I hope that he feels better quickly.

medea said...

I hope he feels better soon. You must have had about 10 heart attacks before he opened his eyes in the ER.