I’ll make this quick because I don’t like being away from the room.
I feel flooded with prayers.
Monday night Wyatt started seizing. Had 105 temp. Ambulance took us to Mary Washington. In the ER he stopped seizing (total 20-30 mins seizing). Then he started up again. Had to give him 12 times the amount of Adovan normal for a child his size – enough to knock out 3 adults. They just couldn’t get the seizurs to stop. Finally they did.
Flew to Fairfax. Spinal tap – fine. Cat-scan – fine. All blood cultures normal. EEG – fine. We thought things were good. But all day yesterday was hell. Its like watching your kid who’s accidently found a stash of heroine go through withdrawals. Started to peak again and put him on ice. Jennifer and I saw him starting to seize again – wamo – 20 nurses come from everywhere. I guess screaming ‘Help!’ gets their attention.
Talked Pediatric Neurologist who told us everything was going to be fine and he had a very nasty Virul Infection. Maybe Roda. Not sure yet. He peaked again last night at 105.3. But I wasn’t worried then. Dr. had put us at ease. More ice. Finally an IV after 4 people tried for 4 hours. Some Doc walked in and stuck him once. Got it on the first try.
Today has been lots of sleeping. Very good. Would sleep at all yesterday. Still worried he’s not himself. Scares us to think there could be permanent damage from seizures. They said fever seizures are very common, but not ones that go that long. Is eating a bit today. Finished off a jar of bananas – not a surprise. Still groggy and grumpy.
Tomorrow is a chest X-ray to make sure he hasn’t contracted pnemonia (sp?). And an MRI to double-check his brain. Fairfax Inova is one of the best children’s hospitals on the East coast if not the country.
Side note – Jennifer actually road in the helicopter – miracle in itself.
Pray that we get our boy back – whole.
P.S. Lawyer and realtor met us at the hospital today so we could close on our house. We’re home-owners!