February 19, 2013 at 4:54 am #506152MistyParticipant
Sorry for a sad topic..but I need to let this out a bit. As many of you may have read in one of my other posts my father passed away about 2 weeks ago after a long and painful battle with multiple forms of cancer. I took this rather hard since he passed away a mere 2 days after me and my 6 year old daughter Jade left from visiting with him and my mother. As a few may know, my little girl is a special needs child. She had a stroke before she was born and is physically and devolopmentally disabled. She had a few minor seizures when she was less than two but otherwise has had no further problems from the stroke. I was glad we got to visit my father before he passed away, Jade was very special to him.
I was starting to get over the worst of the mourning for him when this weekend arrived. My mom and one of my cousins up from Texas decided to come out to visit and relax this weekend. All was going fine. My mother, cousin and I all went down to the beach to walk a couple of hours before noon saturday. We returned to find my daughter in the midst of a Grand Mal seizure! She and my husband had been taking a nap when with no warning she starting jerking and twitching. We came home right as this happened, I dailed 911 and proceeded to try to help keep my little girl alive. She stopped breathing twice, we had to do rescue CPR until the ambulance arrived…I don’t think I could have even imagined how scared I was during all this. You have never known terror until you hold your child and they are as limp as wet rag. It took her about 20 minutes to come out of it, I think I aged 20 years suring that time. She was lifeflighted to the childrens hospital in seattle. To keep this short….several hours and lots of tests later, she is ok. She has to be on seizure meds the rest of her life, but hopefully they can control this with the medicine. The meds make her tired and grumpy, it’s a small price to not go through that again.
I do apoligize for venting a bit of my pain here. Just writing about all this brings back some of the fear. I haven’t been able to sleep at night for listening to Jade, any little hitch in her breath startles me wide awake. It’s hard to concentrate on much of anything but my little girl. I hope you all will forgive me for awhile. I will get back into the full swing of things as soon as I can. HUGS and make sure you give your kids and family lots of hugs and kisses too!February 19, 2013 at 5:02 am #893465KiyaParticipant
Oh sweetie! I’m so sorry! Let me know if you need anything!February 19, 2013 at 5:30 am #893466RiversgraceParticipant
You know I sent a message back… but saying this out loud… All of my heart is with you and Jade…February 19, 2013 at 5:31 am #893467RachelParticipant
-hugs-February 19, 2013 at 6:09 am #893470KathleenParticipant
Sending you and your family lots of hugs and prayers.
I have been giving my kids lots of extra hugs lately.
My thoughts will be with you and everyone else having a bumpy go right now.
*hugs*February 19, 2013 at 6:17 am #893471ChloeParticipant
*hugs* That is a TERRIFYING experience. I am so glad there was a positive outcome. Hopefully after more time on the meds her mood will adjust…
Sending well wishes and *hugs*.
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Brown Old WarriorFebruary 19, 2013 at 6:18 am #893472
I am so sorry. Your family is in my thoughts, I am so happy that she will be okay.February 19, 2013 at 7:17 am #893474KaytanaPhoenixParticipant
Oh honey I am so sorry! I can’t even fathom the fear that you felt! I am so happy that she was ok in the end of it all, as you said, the side effects to the meds are a small price to pay, and I hope with time her body adapts to them and she goes back to being her usual self for you <3 We're all here if you ever need a little extra strength! I'm sending many good thoughts and prayers your way, along with long distance hugs and love!
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*HUGS* I am so sorry this happened. How terrifying. My little girl is 5 and I am not sure I would have handled that situation as well as you did. I am so relieved she is going to be ok. We will be sending thoughts and prayers your way!February 19, 2013 at 11:05 am #893477KimParticipant
I’m so sorry to hear about your father. And that must have been very scary what happened with your daughter. Thank God she is okay now and hopefully things get better. My prayers and best wishes are with you!
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Oh dear! I don’t even know what to say! No parent, and certainly no children should have to go through what your little girl and Rivergrace’s boy are going through. I am so very sorry!February 19, 2013 at 12:48 pm #893480dragonmedleyParticipant
I’m so very glad she’s ok now. Big hugs to you and her!
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Hugs and prayers for you and your family.February 19, 2013 at 3:26 pm #893488twindragonsmumParticipant
Venting is o.k. – that’s what we’re here for! Many prayers and lots of hugs to your family.
tdmFebruary 19, 2013 at 5:25 pm #893492SetsunawolfParticipant
Hugs. Hopefully this is the end of it, and you can have good times for a while.
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