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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Scariest Day Ever!

Yesterday was the scariest day ever for me. Let me back up. Audrey was sick on Friday. We were up all Thursday night and all Friday night. By Saturday she seemed fine, back to getting into everything. She has seemed more whiny lately, but she is also getting 4 teeth in right now. Sunday they were both terrors at church......Happy Mother's Day to Me! We ended up leaving early because they were so cranky. Yesterday Ella woke up telling me her tummy didn't feel good. Audrey woke up with the worst diarrhea I have ever seen. Audrey was so cranky she actually went down for a nap at 10:30am. When she woke up at 1pm she had thrown up in her bed and soon after we had another diarrhea diaper. I got the girls some Pedialyte and Ella some lunch. Lisa was here cleaning our house. (No we are not snobs, but we do have someone who comes in and helps with our deep cleaning like bathrooms and floors every few weeks and we just love her like family) Ella was watching tv downstairs while I came upstairs to finish cleaning up toys so Lisa could vacuum. Audrey crawled into my lap and wasn't there very long before she went limp, her eyes rolled in the back of her head and she started having a seizure. I screamed for Lisa (which must have been pretty loud because she was vacuuming). She called 911. Audrey's seizure lasted about 3 minutes. The entire time I was praying for Heavenly Father to protect her and that she would come out of this healthy and that he would take care of her. When she stopped shaking, her eyes were glazed over and she was pretty unresponsive. After a minute she fell asleep. I couldn't help but worry that she would have brain damage. The paramedics got here and we spent the next several hours in the hospital doing tests. Lisa kept Ella until Tom got home and then our wonderful neighbor Carrie took her until we were back from the hospital. (Rhena was really hoping they would have a sleep over. Sorry Rhena!) Audrey started becoming cranky at the paramedics which made me believe she wasn't brain damaged. At the hospital she started saying words again like "Daddy and Gabba". After a CAT Scan, blood tests and urine tests, Audrey was worn out and fell right asleep. They finally determined there was nothing wrong with her but dehydration and they think that may have triggered the seizure. When Audrey woke up her IV was pretty much done and she was completely re-juvinated. It was like they put speed in the IV. She was all over the place. anytime someone in scrubs came in she would say "Done, Bye Bye". I think she was ready to head out.
We will have to watch her closely this week but our pediatrician said that it is more common that we realize for kids to have a one time seizure and never have them again. Thank you all for your prayers and phone calls. We have such wonderful family and friends. We really are so thankful for each of you and especially that Audrey is going to be alright.
Sleeping after all her tests.
PS. No I didn't have the presence of mind to bring my camera. This is taken from my new mother's day gift. A blackberry curve....in pink.

13 comments:

Andrea said...

Greta...how scary! that is a mother's WORST nightmare. It made me cry to even think what pain you must have been in watching her go through this! I am SO glad she is ok. Make sure you give us an update on how she is doing!

Nikki said...

How scary! I can only imagine what that must have been like for you. I am so glad she is OK!

Bronson Family said...

Oh my gosh! That's so scary. I'm glad she's alright.

Ben and Taryn said...

oh goodness. I'm glad everything is alright. I hope she continues to get better.

Anonymous said...

Dear Tom and Greta...too scary. Wow. You four are in our prayers. You guys will be alright! We love you bunches!!

Aly said...

I can't even imagine how scary that must have been. I'm so glad everything is fine with Audrey.

Jessieksj said...

holy crap Greta!!! you are in our prayers for sho!!!!

Alicia said...

Thank goodness she´s ok. Your family is in my prayers.

Meagan Briggs said...

Poor Audrey!! Reading your post broke my heart! I wish I was back in NC to give those girls some TLC. We'll keep praying for a perfect recovery.

PS nice add about your new phone! So does that mean....no planner!????? Good for you!

Jennifer M said...

Oh my goodness, Greta! I can't imagine how scary that must have been. Thank heavens she's okay.

Ben said...

I'm glad to hear she was OK...I'm sure that was a scary thing!

WINDER FAMILY said...

Holy cow, how scarey! What a blessing there was someone else there to help you when all of this started. I am so glad she is okay!

Amy Joy said...

That is terrible. I am so glad she is ok.