I'm a refinery operator and work shift work. I got off work at 5am and stated up to help my wife get our. 3 year old ready for school. Me and my son (4 months at this time) were in bed watching tv while my wife took my. 3 year old to school. I woke up to a baby screaming and he was on the floor. We had a high bed, and our whole house is tile floor. I
Instantly went into panick mode. I picked him up and he calmed down
With in a few minutes . He had a little scratch on the left side of his head , but no knot, bumps, or bruises. I was concerned and googled what signs to look for. He was acting like nothing happened. Showed no signs. If this would of happened with our first child, no questions asked I would of tool him to the ER. Me and my wife decided not to take him since he was showing no signs of a head injury.
10 days after this happened we took the boys to the Wichita Zoo. It was a little warm that day 85 degrees or so. Son was still being his happy self. Him and my 3 year old are night and day. Our 4 month old is happy 99.99% of the time. My. 3 year old has been hell on wheels since birth. Haha. After the zoo we went to Outback Steakhouse to eat. We noticed our sons left arm was tense and started twitching. Freaked us out so I turned the Garmin on to find the nearest hospital. St. Francis in Wichita we went. We are from Oklahoma. After arriving he started to have the same symptoms in the right arm. He had a fever of 102 or so. The doctor ordered chest X-rays, bloodwork and a CAT scan. My worst nightmare was about to happen. Doctor said he had good and bad news. Bad news was that he had a fractured skull, good news was that it was only a fracture. No bruising, bleeding, or swelling. They kept us over night and we were bombarded by police, trauma team, etc. It was a very horrible experience. We were instantly judged as some sort of child abusers. The doctors were great, but the nurses and everyone else were horrible. We got released the next day. His CAT scans were perfectly normal besides for the fracture. The put him on Kepra(sp?)
They said they wasn't for sure if the seizure was from the fall or if it was a febrile seizure. So they wanted us to give him the medicine as a precaution. We followed up with a Ped doctor a couple weeks later in Wichita(1 1/2 hour drive) . She said she didn't see why we couldn't stop the Kepra, but that was our choice. We have an appt scheduled for a Ped. Neuro coming up. The seizure happened 10 days after the fall.
Today, the wife text me and said he had a slight fever. He was sneezing a lot and had a stuffy nose yesterday, so we figured he was coming down with something. Well he started having a seizure today so my wife took him to the ER. When I got there, I had to leave the room because I couldn't handle watching him having a seizure. It wasn't just his arms this time. It was his whole body. His white blood count is good, chest X-ray good. Waiting for him to pee to so they can run it. His fever was 101.4 at the hospital. They gave him Ativan and it stopped the seizure.
I was reading about Febrile seizures and it said they don't last but a few minutes and no more than 15 minutes. His lasted over the 15 mark. They admitted him again today.
Has anyone had any similar situations happen? He will be 6 months old November 1st. He has had 2 seizures. One on Sept 1st and the other one today. He hasn't been off the Kepra for about a month. Only kept him on it for a week. We thought he didn't need it. Both seizures involved a fever. They will be doing a CAT scan sometime today. I just want my little guy to be better and I want to figure out what's wrong. He was born on scheduled date, C section, and no complications. Very happy baby that smiles all day. He is advancing at a normal rate. Maybe a little ahead of schedule. We are a young family and just want some answers. It's very tough to watch our little one go through this.
Any suggestions, please reply..