Thursday, December 11, 2008

Scary Night with a Sick Baby...

The night before last Aashini was a little sick and threw up a couple of times, but by yesterday morning, she seemed OK. She didn't want to eat or drink much, and had about 100 temperature, but that's about it. She seemed like she was just a little sick, the highest her temperature got up to was 101.
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Well, last night we put her to bed and she woke up about midnight and she was burning up!! We took her temperature and she was 104!!! We quickly stripped her of all her clothes and tried to cool her down, while trying to decide if we should go to the ER or not. Well, a few minutes later, she stiffened up straight as a board ans started shaking. Then her eyes rolled back in her head and she became unresponsive and was breathing really strangly. We all quickly jumped in the car and rushed over to the ER.
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They put us right into a room when we got to the ER, which was a huge blessing. They immediately gave her medicine, an ice pack and attempted to start her IV. After about 30 minutes of this, she started to become responsive again, and about 2 hours later she was able to sleep (pic below).We knew she was feeling better when she could do her little "tricks" (saying words she knows and holding up her first finger when we ask how old she is, etc...). It was really scary.
The doctor said she had some sort of virus. They did all kinds of tests on her and x-rays. She also had a Febrile Seizure (that is what was happening when she stiffened up and was shaking).
Finally, at about 4:00 am, she felt much better and was sleeping in her preferred position (below).

We got home at about 5:45 this morning and all slept for a while. Aashini has slept most of the day so far and hasn't eaten much, but her fever is down to 99 - PTL!! She's definitely feeling much better. Please lift her up tonight and pr that her fever doesn't get high again tonight.

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15 comments:

Carrie said...

OH my, girl!!! That is VERY scary!!!!! Glad to hear she is home and doing "better!" Many pr's going up!!!!

Karen said...

Praying for your precious baby girl.

Karen (from Northshore)

Newberry said...

oh man, i dread those times...it made me freak out just to read it! I know something similar happened to me when I was an infant (high fever/seizure), and my mom still tells the story. So glad she's OK and her sleeping position is hilarious. I wish I could sleep like that! I'll pray for a peaceful night for all 3 Shefs.

Roberts said...

This freaks me out!! I'm so sorry you had to go through that. I can't imagine the 30+ minutes when she was unresponsive. I am SO glad she is back to normal and sleeping so sweetly. :) We'll keep praying!!

Shannon said...

So sorry, Andrea. How incredibly scary that must have been! We are all praying for you guys.

SouthAsiaRocks said...

thanks everyone!

Jeremy's fam said...

Poor Baby! I'm glad she is doing better! Many prayers for your sweet Aashini!

Erin G said...

febrile seizures are SCARY. I'm glad they got a quick diagnosis and she seems to be doing better. we're praying for no more fever spikes!!

alwaysjoyfuldejs said...

I'll be praying she keeps doing well. That must've been scary.

Bethany said...

Yikes, I'm so sorry you guys had to go through that. Violet has hit 104 before but no seizures. Very scary! I'll pray for Aashini.

daceeb said...

Wow, I know how scary that can be. I have seen a couple of babies in the hospital for febrile illness/seizures. I will keep your little one in our prayers.
-Oh and remeber Motrin works better for high fevers. - Just the nurse in me. :P

jennifer eidemiller said...

I'm so sorry ! we are pring for you guys! i know someone whos little girl had the same thing happen very scary! love you guys and we'll see you in a few weeks in tally!

Sarah said...

I can't imagine how scary that was! I'm so thankful she's doing better now. We'll definitely keep you three in our prayers.

Sara Beth said...

I didn't see this until today. Sorry about that! I can't imagine that whole thing and we're glad Aashini and you guys were somewhere with good docs and hospitals to take care of her! Glad she's doing so much better too!

Dugi said...

oh that is scary and sad to hear.
It's great that she is better now. I can understand how worried u guys might have been.