Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Maggie and the ER

Maggie has been full of ER visits from day one!
At six weeks we rushed her to the ER because I thought she had stopped breathing. We never figured out what really happened that day.
At Christmas last year she was laying right in the middle of a broken glass ornament so we had another trip to the ER for x-rays. Nothing was found.
At 1 year while sitting in the waiting room at the Doctor's office she went into a seizure in my arms. I ran her back and they laid her down on a bed and just watched her until it stopped. We spent two days in the hospital for that.
A month ago we were staying with my aunt in TN Maggie didn't fall down the stairs she fell over the side of them onto the hardwood floor. It knocked her out. So we again took her to the ER. After a CAT scan and x-rays she was fine.
Then yesterday! Maggie got up with a fever in the morning. It was only 100.6 but she was very lethargic so I called into work. She soon went back to sleep and I got her up at 9:30 to leave for the doctor. Before we left she was shivering. Gabe was going to go with us to get his Flu Mist. So I called mom as soon as I left to tell her to meet me at the office because Maggie was acting just like she did the last time she had a seizure. I just had that feeling it was going to happen again. I got to the stop sign at the highway and looked back in the mirror and Maggie's eyes were rolled back and her hand was drawn up so I just stopped the car right there and got her out. All I knew to do was to hold her on her left side and just watch for her lips to turn blue. I felt so helpless. Just sitting there watching this happen my baby and there was nothing I could do. I thought about calling 911 but I knew I just needed to wait and watch her. So I did. It was like a switch just flipped and it stopped. It only lasted about 3 to 4 minutes but it felt like forever! When it stopped she just laid there like what you would imagine a brain damaged baby would do,no expression on her face and no movement. My grandmother came and meet me there and she rode by Maggie the rest of the way. Maggie slowly woke up and by the time the doctor came in the room Jake had Maggie so he held her while she did her exam. It ended up being a ear infection that caused the fever. That was a big relief. It was a easy fix. But the funny thing is that after the doctor backed away from Maggie she was MAD at Jake for letting that lady touch her. LOL She came right to me. (Maggie loves her daddy right now! I mean LOVES him!!!)But that didn't last long. They gave her a shot to get the infection gone faster and the fever down. She told us to just keep her on Tylenol and Motrin every three hours for 24 hours. And that most kids out grow this by 5 and that if a seizure ever last longer than 5 minutes to call 911. Maggie is doing better today but still has a low fever. Maybe by the end of the day it will be gone. Her little body just can't handle a fever.
Needless to say it has been an adventure from day one with her! But I thank God that he has kept her safe and healthy. I can handle a seizure every now and then as long as she is here with me smiling.

On a side note: I can't wait to see the Tigers get beat this weekend! HAHA! I told Jake this morning that LSU and AU both seem to always get lucky or get the benefit of the doubt from the refs, they will probably come in to the game Saturday and say "hey we all like you both so much that we talked and we are going to just rule this one a tie" LOL.
I know I know I am a bad Bama fan but after a couple weeks ago... hey I am what I am. LOL
Sorry Papa!!!!!

This is her new thing. She thinks it is funny to pick her nose and bite her toes.
She will scream "Mama, mama, MaaaaaaMa!" until I look at her and she will have a finger in her nose or put a toe in her mouth.

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