Quoting Bryson~N~Jaxson's Mommy:
do people still talk in here.. my name is erinmy daughter Isabella had a seizure a few months ago and it was just one time but it was scarryr well now yesterday she got a cold and she had another one last night,, shes alright becasue as we all kno febrile seizures have no said effects but it was just as scarry as the first time.. i just wanted to kno if anyone has any advice aabout it, and if it has happened more then once...
Quoting Isabella's Momma:
Quoting Isabella's Momma:
MY son had his first Febrile Seizure when he was 10 months old. He had 3 more since then. They did an EEG and said his brain is normal. Also told me he'd outgrow this by the time he is 7! He's 4 now and hasn't had one in a year and a half..so im hoping it's all done and over with. His started when he had a slight fever of 99.5...within 30minutes during a nap it spiked to 105. I did take him to the hospital. They say not to take them to the hosiptal just because of a seizure but the seizure is cause by a dangerously HIGH fever. Even if a child doesn't have a seizure you should take them for having a dangerously high fever, that in itself can cause brain damage.
*Before I start, I am currently waiting for the doctor to call me back*
I took Ben to the doctor this morning for his fever. Thursday morning he woke up around 4am with a high fever. His body was red and he was very hot. By 5am, he seemed okay. I gave him Tylenol. All day his fever was under control, I only gave him some at 4am and 8am. He was a little "off" though, so I knew he wasn't feeling good. I gave him more tylenol before bed lastnight, and he woke up at 1:30am, even hotter than the night before. I took his temp, but at 101.3 he fought the thermometer out of my hand. I knew it was a high fever. I took off his jammies, gave him some water and tylenol, and he slept on the couch with me.
Anyways, when I went to the doctor's, she said he seemed okay, but she wouldn't know what was wrong until the fever breaks...which is when the symptoms will show up. So basically I'm to watch him after the fever goes away.
Well, I am now panicking because I left out a very important bit of info. It never even occured to me until I got home, came here, and saw this thread.
Last night AND Thursday morning, while Ben was lying on the couch, he did this weird thing, then started crying. The best way to explain it is: you know when you get a shiver down your spine and your body shakes....multiply that a few times, and when you have that "falling" dream and your body kind of jumps and your arms fly out...add that in too. That's what he did. It lasted maybe 4 or 5 seconds, and he screamed during and after. Was that a seizure??? It happened twice!! I'm very scared and mad at myself for not thinking to tell the doctor. I just thought since he was almost asleep, he either got a chill from the fever, or he had the falling dream. I've read that having more than one with the same illnes is not good. Should I be worried now that it's over and the doctor has already checked him? She checked his ears, throat, lymph nodes, checked for rashes, listened to his lungs.
I'm just extremely worried, but if she's checked him over, even not knowing about the possible seizures, should he be fine?
Okay, thanks. I sent hubby out lastnight to get some more tylenol just incase, but he came home with Tempra instead. Ben absolutely hates it. He likes the grape dye-free Tylenol, so I've been alternating the tylenol and tempra. He seems fine through the day, only a slight fever, but gets so hot through the night.
Still waiting for the doctor to call...she's on lunch...but after reading your post, maybe I'll take a deep breath and calm down!! I wasn't sure if there would be a reason to go back and get tests done.
Sorry, forgot to update. The doctor says it does sound like he had a seizure. I took him in anyways, I'm a worry-wart. She checked him over again but says he's fine.
His fever finally went away, and now, exactly one year to the day later, he's getting the same symptoms. He's wheezing and coughing till he throws up, and choking on his phlegm. Last year, he was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. I have yet another appointment this afternoon to get him checked again. I'm praying it doesn't develop into pneumonia. Last year I was told it could be a yearly event with him. His father had asthma, my sister and aunt have it, plus they say because Ben is thick-chested (he's a big boy) he has a harder time with chest colds.