Daddy with Meilynn in the waiting room of the hospital
I found out that loss of consciousness is a symptom. Not all children shake, or tighten muscles or roll their eyes back. Other things I found out are that they aren't as dangerous as they look and typically does not indicate a long-term or ongoing problem, although their is a chance that she could have more (one third of children who have one will have another). They usually are outgrown by six. A Febrile seizure most often occurs during the first day of a fever or before we might even know she is sick. (This is scary) I found out that about one in twenty five children will have one. That is why I am making everyone aware of this. Between 6 months and 5 years is when they most often occur. It is rare before 6 months and after three years for the first one. Meilynn will be four at the end of May. There is often a family history of Febrile seizures.
We decided that as long as she has a fever she will sleep with us. I really cannot tell you how scared I was. And I am scared that it will happen again. Meilynn continues to have a fever. This morning at 5 am it was 103.9. Today so far though it has remained below 101. She has had no appetite and those of you who know her know that she is already tiny. She weighs only 25 pounds. I am pouring the liquids in her. She ended up developing a cough on Wednesday night that would not stop. All night and the next day she continued to cough without a break. We had her Dr. appointment on Thursday so the Dr. heard her coughing. I cannot believe that cough medicines are no longer available for children this young. I remember giving cough medicine to both of my older girls. I tried honey but no relief. Today things are better and she is coughing less and her fever is better. I hope it stays down tonight. I am sorry this is so mixed up and jumbled but this mommy has not had sleep and I wanted to get this down before I forgot the details.
tired little baby the next day
It's nice to have a sister when you are sick
Emma felt so sorry for her sister. She kept saying, "I don't like my sister to be sick!"