SIDS

Lacye - posted on 02/09/2013 ( 8 moms have responded )

889

0

221

It's been a while since I've been on here because I've been so busy lately. On January 30, I delivered a beautiful baby boy. For the first few days, everything was going great. However, good things don't always last.

Last Saturday, my son stopped eating. We kept trying and trying to get him to eat but he was being unresponsive and was just not eating. At 2:30 am on Sunday morning, we took our son to the hospital. They discovered that he had low blood sugar. On further observation, the doctors sent our son to the state capital to the children's hospital. On the way there, one of the EMTs found that he was having seizures.

Since we have been here, we have discovered that our son has had some minor brain damage due to the seizures but the doctors are optimistic that he will be just fine and can be as normal as possible. Now this is the part where we are a little confused. We have been told that the reason why all of this has started because our son was in the first stages of SIDS. What I don't understand is, how did he survive if he was going through this? You hear about SIDS, you automatically think "OMG this child is dead!" But that is what they are saying. My son survived SIDS.

Has anybody ever heard of this happening?

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

8 Comments

View replies by

Lacye - posted on 02/12/2013

889

0

221

He's a fighter. :D He just keeps doing better and better everyday. Yesterday he finally passed the swallow test so now they are going to try to get him working with the bottle again so he can get off of the feeding tube. We are hoping to come home sometime this week! Thank you guys for the prayers. :D

Dove - posted on 02/12/2013

5,806

0

1336

Oh wow!! I totally missed this post before right now, Lacye! :(

Hugs and prayers and ♥ for you and that precious little one. I'm glad you brought him in when you did.

Shawnn - posted on 02/11/2013

8,590

21

1999

keep me posted! LOL...I just got a "baby fix" with one of my grad students who brought her little one in...Man, I miss cuddling those little guys! (mine are both 6'5" now...) so give him double hugs from me!

Lacye - posted on 02/11/2013

889

0

221

As of right now they are not saying anything about future complications. They were giving him steroids at one time but they have weined him off of that. We will have to keep a close watch on him for the next six months to make sure that there was no damage done.

Shawnn - posted on 02/11/2013

8,590

21

1999

Well he's absolutely adorable!

I had heard about the automatic clumping of anything they can't understand...Gotta love that!

I'm just so glad that you got him there in time! Do they think there will be any complications as he gets older? I know you said that it didn't seem the seizures had caused any damage, thank goodness.

So, prayers said, and continuing! And give that little man a kiss and hug from me!

Lacye - posted on 02/11/2013

889

0

221

Yes! That's my little man in the picture!

I had never heard of it before either but I've been told that it does happen. I was also told that basically anything that happens to a healthy child that they can't explain gets classified as SIDS.

Thank you for the prayers! He has been our little miracle!

Shawnn - posted on 02/11/2013

8,590

21

1999

Layce, I knew you were due sometime...is your profile pic your new addition?

WOW...I'd never heard of "stages" of SIDS! I'm so glad you're at a Children's facility, though, they are IMO, the absolute BEST for kids of all ages! I stand my ours in Aurora and have recommeded several departments there.

You're in my thoughts/prayers. I can't remember if you're one that appreciates that sentiment, so please take it as I'm concerned.

You hang in there! Let me know if there is anything that I can do from here! {{HUGS}}

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms