Leanne - posted on 03/08/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
My son is 14months, healthy, intelligent, and reaches his milestones way in advance. On the 13th of February 2010, my husband and I thought we lost our beautiful boy, he had a very bad febrile seizure, his temperature was not exceedingly high 37.2, I gave him medication for the temperature and bathed him in luke warm water, as I layed him down after the bath to put on a nappy, he cried and when I picked him up he stopped breathing, turned blue, eyes rolled over and became completely numb. This lasted under three minutes,but never being exposed to this before, we as parents freaked and rushed him to hospital as soon as he became consious.
He was hospitalized and my pediatricians assured my that febrile seizures are pretty normal, and 1 out of 25 children get these seizures, which are not harmful for the brain,they don't feel any pain duing the seizure and that it is not neccessarily epelleptic related.
However all went fine after we were hospitalized and I was counselled by my pediatrician in order to know what to do next incase it should happen again. I also did a lot of research just to be prepared (just in case)
On Saturday 6 March 2010 at 21h15, my son gave a scream, one like Ive never heard before, I ran up stairs to find him awake in his cot, his pupils huge and not responding to his name, he had difficulty breathing, and his whole body shook and all I did was holding him against me and I sang to him gently . I tell you I was shaking, but remained calm in my head, two minutes later his seizure stopped and he was immesely tired, and slept further. I checked his temperature and it was normal 36.5 degrees.
This is really quite scary for me, however remaining calm second time around was "easier". Is there any moms out there that has experienced this before, any advice for me?Please help, I feel quite unsure about this.thanks