We had a scary situation happen on Friday. Gabriel was had been taking a nap for a couple of hours, woke up crying and rather quickly he got quiet. I didn't think much about it because sometimes he will cry during nap briefly and then go back to sleep. After about 10 minutes I decided to go check on him. When I went into his room, he was convulsing, eyes rolling back, and just limp. I started panicking, screaming, praying and not knowing what to do. I tried to call 911, couldn't get through so I immediately loaded him in the car without fully fastening him in and tore out of the driveway to take him to the ER. I drove like a mad woman to get there, speeding and passing people I shouldn't have been passing and screaming at Jesus (praying). Gabriel was still convulsing and did so all they way to the ER. Thankfully, we live only a mile from the hospital. He stopped once we got there and started crying. I carried him in and they got him back immediately and starting working on him, taking blood, and asking questions. He had gotten up to a fever of 104 when he had started the morning with a really low grade fever.
They did lots of tests, x-rays, and a CT scan to make sure nothing was going on with his brain. So after 6 hours of being there, he was diagnosed with pneumonia but the CT scan was fine. He is on an antibiotic and it has worked well. He hasn't even been acting like a kid who is sick. We kept him in all weekend per Dr.'s orders and it has been driving him crazy that he couldn't go outside! He's doing well and I'm so thankful. We missed out on our church/city's big Easter egg hunt Saturday and he missed church yesterday, but he's all rested up now.
His pediatrician said that he may or may not have one of those febrile seizures anytime he has a fever. She said if he does that most kids outgrow them around 4 or 5. You would think it wouldn't have freaked me out the way it did. It just shocked me because 1)he isn't the kid in our family who has seizures, and 2)it was very physically disturbing. While Micah's seizures from infancy until 2 were scary and very damaging, they didn't physically look that bad.
Anyway, though it was a semi-minor thing, it made me want to cuddle with Gabriel and hold him a little tighter this weekend.