Where do I start? I landed yesterday from the Stouffer’s Event (which was awesome and I will be writing posts later about it. I just can’t right now). I got a phone call from my FIL. He said that “I’m picking you up. Will’s in the hospital”. Of course, my idiotic response was “are you kidding me”. I mean my brain could not wrap around what he was telling me. And he wasn’t kidding. All he knew is that Will spiked a high fever, was unresponsive, and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
Can you say mom guilt? I know that being here wouldn’t have changed a damn thing. However, I can’t shake the guilt.
Well, what happened was that my MIL dropped Madison off at preschool and was driving to my SILs. She watches her kids on Thursdays. Her house is about 6 blocks away from Madison’s preschool. Will and grandma were singing in the car till she turned on my SIL’s block. Then he stopped singing and she thought he fell asleep. She pulled in front of their house and went to get Will out. He was slumped over, unresponsive, and foaming at the mouth. A scary sight. He was rigid, so she had a hell of time getting him out of his carseat and ran to my SIL’s door. My SIL called 911. By the time the ambulance got there, he was still seizing. We still don’t know if it was one long seizure (febrile seizures should last 2-3 minutes and you shouldn’t get multiples) or if he beat the odds and had multiple seizures. However, he seized all the way to the hospital. (My heart is breaking as I write this and I wasn’t even there).
He got there and I’m not sure exactly what happened but they ran a lot of tests. They tried a CT with sedation but he moved too much. They also ran a swine flu test. When I had heard he spiked a fever, that’s where I went. It’s a scary feeling. I guess even after the seizure he should have snapped back, and he didn’t.
I got there right after the CT attempt, and we spent most of the time waiting for test results. They still don’t know what caused the fever. The only test we don’t have back is for the swine flu. He was pretty crabby on and off all day today.
Our plan of action for the next 5 days is that we have to monitor him. He will get Motrin every 6 hours the entire time and we will keep our fingers crossed.