Friday, September 19, 2008

Stomach bug

Abby is sick again with the nasty stomach bug.

Last night Patrick and I went to see the movie Fireproof on our date, thanks to some dear friends who gave us free tickets! About 30 minutes into the movie we got a call from our respite worker... never a good sign.

She told us Abby was vomiting and having terrible diarrhea. We left the movie and rushed home. Poor little girl was pale and limp as a dish rag as she continued to vomit. After some time of almost constant vomiting and wretching we got some Zofran called in for her.

Eventually she stopped throwing up and sat with me in the rocker. Just as we were thinking about putting her to bed, I saw her little hand start twitching. Before we knew it her whole body was convulsing.

We gave her rescue med (Diastat) within 3 minutes of the first twitch and called her neurologist. Fortunately the seizure stopped after about 5 minutes of full seizure activity!! Her breathing was a bit abnormal for a few minutes but thankfully she calmed down and fell asleep.

The BIG thing is that we Did Not have to go to the ER!!!

Abby slept like a rock all night long with no vomiting and no more seizures. Praise the Lord!

This morning she has a fever and still looks pasty, but awake and mostly content. Now we are praying the rest of us can dodge this one!