Tuesday, June 9, 2009

ER again

Abby woke up sick this morning with a fever (101.5).  After giving Motrin and her other meds she still went into a prolonged seizure.  We caught it as soon as it started and gave the Diastat, but the seizure was stubborn and wouldn't stop.  So, off to the ER we went.

It was 8 am so morning traffic was slowing us down a bit.  Thankfully Patrick had come home and was driving us, so we got there as quickly as humanly possible.  The staff were waiting for us and quickly escorted her to our usual suite.  Within about 8 minutes they had IV access and the meds were on board.  

All in all the seizure lasted about 35 minutes.  She needed two doses of the IV seizure meds and some valium, but after about 1 hour she was resting quietly.  As usual, all of the tests (chest x-ray, blood work, urine etc) came back normal.  She's sick with a virus again.

Fortunately we only had to hang out there for about 4 hours before returning home again.  The meds have made her extra aggitated, figity and grumpy.  Her fever remains above 101 despite Motrin and Tylenol.

We are praying for a more peaceful night for Abby.  The doc has ordered yet another seizure med to be added to her arsenal for the next 3 nights.  We may end up using this medicine in the future when we anticipate an illness coming on, to prevent these long episodes.

Abby has an appointment with her neurologist early next week and an ambulatory EEG. Not sure if she will still be having that done after this weeks' event.


The Ahmeds said...

We'll pray for Abby.

gracie :) said...

I'm so sorry you are having to go through this again so soon. I hope Abby had a restful day and will soon be feeling better. We love you guys!

Tamara said...

Hello there, wow it seem so long since we have spoken. I have been meaning to e-mail you, but can not located anywhere your new address. I think I might have accidently deleted it, ops! Was wanting to send you the monthly e-mail for PFLA site. Needing an update on Abby and new photo if you'd like. Also I noticed you don't have the button on your blog. Did you still want to participate? Let me know, I don't want to add another thing to your list, after getting caught up on your family you are a busy momma! Wow congrats on your pregnancy!!!! What a blessing! Feel free to e-mail me at hislittlelambs@msn.com. Hope to hear from you soon! Take care and give Abby a squeeze for me... will be praying for her!

stephany said...

I'm so sorry that Abby is having these difficulties, but at the same time I'm so excited about your pregnancy! I continue to keep you in my prayers.
Olivia, Will, Dub & I are doing our best to get to TN for the big day! Hopefully we'll all get to fellowship at Connie's wedding!

Jenn said...

37 weeks, YAY!! We're keeping Abby's health as well as the rest of the family in our prayers! You are almost done!!!!