Tonight was the single most horrifying, scariest night in my life.
First of all, Phineas (21 months) has not been seeming sick, or acting abnormally or out of sorts at all.. has been his normal happy self all day (except for a small tantrum or 2, but thats not out of the ordinary).. (please forgive me if I ramble, or it seems my thoughts are not too organized, I am still feeling somewhat in shock)
So, we gave Phineas a bath tonight, and afterwards got him in his jammies and were playing in his room, cuddling and stuff.. Then he laid down right next to me and I turned and was talking to dh and we heard him start making this sputtering sound, and he was unconscious, and convulsing.. then he stopped breathing, his lips turned blue, and his skin was extremely pale...
I called 911 and the guy on the phone was telling me what to do, and I was repeating to Eric.. Eric was doing cpr.. I think that Phineas was not breathing for not very long probably, no more than a minute at most, probably more like 30 seconds or so, but I am just guessing, I really have no real sense of time frame as it seemed like forever.. During the cpr he started coughing a little, and came to just a little bit, not fully conscious though, but at least he was breathing... I am so thankful Eric was home, omg...Then the paramedics got here and took his vitals and gave him oxygen and asked questions about his medical history (he's always been pretty healthy...)
Then we took him to the hospital, and it turns out he has a bug thats going around, he has a bit of diarrhea there, and he also threw up for the first time ever when we got home (not including spit up as a baby of course)..
So he had a febrile seizure, and we were told that we just have to watch his temp. closely and give him tylenol or motrin if the temp gets to 100 degrees.. (it was 102 at the hospital) I guess febrile seizures tend to go away by age 5 or 6 or so.. I think he had one when he was about 10 months old and had a fever from teething, but nothing as serious as this one, I just took him to the doc the next day.. But HE STOPPED BREATHING TONIGHT!!! I have never been so terrified! My poor baby..
I feel kinda numb, I think I'd just die if anything happened to him.. I can't even bear to think it.. (ok... deep breath)
So I guess we just need to watch his temp all the time? I can't get over that until the seizure he was showing NO symptoms of illness.. What a way to find out..
So, Please, anyone who has experience with febrile seizures, talk to me.. share your advice, experiences....