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Well 2 nights ago on june 29th (my birthday) I noticed my 16 month old baby just laying on the couch looking sick so I went and gave him a hug. I noticed he was warm so I took his tempature and he was at 102.1 I gave him tylenol at 8:30 pm and we layed down together to watch a movie.Thank god I diddnt put him in his bed.... At about 11:45 my baby took in a deep breath and let out a horrific scream and his whole body went into convulsions his eyes rolled back into his head and his face turned blue. I thought my baby was gonna die in my arms, I screamed to my husband to call 911. My lil boy convulsed in my arms for what seemed to be eternity but was only about 3 minutes. The cops and ambulance kept driving by my street and couldnt find my house. It was like a scene out of a movie. I was running to the street with my lifeless baby in my arms gasping for air. Finally the cops found me and grabbed my baby from me and ran him to the ambulance he was unresponsive and everybody was screaming that he was gasping for air. I thought my baby was gonna die right there. He slept the whole way to the hospital and woke up as we pulled in to the hospital they said he had pnoemonia and that febrile seizures are common in children his age.<br><br><br><br>
Well, come to find out his fever spiked rapidly to 107.2 and he went in to a febrile seizure, this was the scariest moment I have ever experienced in my life after he finished his convulsions his exes fixed and his pupils dialated. I cant believe this happened to my little boy. They tell me that he has a 50 percent chance of having another one and next time I dont need to call 911...yeah right. If you have experienced this please let me know the out come I would really like to hear your story. Ashton is doing great now and we are alternating tylenol with motrin every 3 hours untill he feels better. This was a wake up call, I realized that you never truly appreciate what you have till something happens. Give your babies a big hug because they can be here one minute and gone the next. I regret everytime I complained when I had to get up at night and how annoyed I got with his cry now his cry is music to my ears....Thank god my baby is ok...
 

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I'm so sorry you went through such a scary time with your son. Thank you for sharing your story <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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OMG!! Your poor LO! Thank goodness he is all right and you too!! Thank you so much for sharing that story. Hugs, hugs, hugs.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Wow. I am so sorry! What a traumatic night!!! I was just talking to my doc re febrile seizures (my dd had a temp of 104) and he seemed pretty cavalier about them. I was a little disconcerted, and am even more so now. If you don't need to call 911, what DO you need to do?
 

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Oh no! I am so sorry, that must have been so scary! I'm glad he's okay. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I can't not begin to imagine how terrified you were! My eyes were welling up as I was reading it. I am so happy that your LO is okay.<br>
I really can't believe that said "next time you dont need to call 911"...yeah right! Must not have been a mother.
 

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febrile seizures are very scary, but rarely dangerous.<br><br><a href="http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/febrile_seizures/detail_febrile_seizures.htm" target="_blank">http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/f...e_seizures.htm</a>
 

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Did you say the fever was 107.2? I wasn't aware that body temperatures could reach that high from illness, I thought temperatures that high were only possible from heat stroke/heat exhaustion, etc...an outside source of heat.<br><br>
I am sorry you went through such a terrible experience. Your poor baby.
 

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Thanks, hbd, I googled it right after posting and came up w/ the same site you posted.<br><br>
Their advice to "stay calm and carefully observe" your seizing child sound pretty hard to follow!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> For your terrible scare- how awful for your family!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">: That your LO is doing so much better!
 

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How scary!<br>
Amethyst had a fever of 106.7 the day after Christmas '05. She didn't have a seizure, but she was hallucinating and freaking out. Scared us to death. We called 911 also. We never did find out what she was sick with either, but her fever lasted about a week.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wow. I am so sorry! What a traumatic night!!! I was just talking to my doc re febrile seizures (my dd had a temp of 104) and he seemed pretty cavalier about them. I was a little disconcerted, and am even more so now. If you don't need to call 911, what DO you need to do?</div>
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if it lasts more than 10 minutes THEN I call 911....3 minutes seemed like forever let alone 10 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake"> they are crazy, chances are if it happens again I'll react the same way.
 

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How horrible. I'm glad he's okay.<br><br>
Do you know why the fire dept. and police couldn't find your house? We have the number on one side of our mailbox, but not the other. Somehow the rescue people not finding your house was the scariest part of your story (I figured it was a febrile seizure.) We all feel so secure that someone will come to help us, yet they tried and couldn't find you. Did they say what would help them find you faster next time?
 

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My DS has a febrile seizure last summer when he was 13m. It was horrifying. I have never felt so helpless in my life! It took 8 minutes for the ambulance to get there. I know how you feel...... We were dealing with the beginning stages of Roseola. The week after that I don't think I slept a wink. His temp continued on till a week later when he got the rash and it was over.<br><br>
Mine hasn't had another fever since but I have Feverall on hand (tylenol suppositories) thats what they gave him at the hospital when we arrived because he had been throwing up after his seizure. Good to have on hand for very quick administration!<br><br>
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ugh, what a terrifying thing to experience. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
we haven't had it happen to us, but i have friends whose children have had febrile seizures and they reacted the same way as you the first time it happened.
 

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i think it must run in families. when i was little, the family that lived next door had 4 DDs. (the middle one was my best friend) and i clearly remember the oldest running over to our house in the snow with no shoes on to ask my mom to come over and call the doctor because the little one was having a seizure. all the kids had them at one point and the mom wasn't too scared, but still needed help with 4 little ones.<br><br>
now my friend is a mama and her DDs have had them too. and her nieces and nephews too.<br><br>
i have had other friends who's babies have had high fevers, but no seizures though. there must be a genetic component.
 

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How scary for you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I'm sure I would call 911 myself, even though I've read good info about them in Aviva Romm's Naturally Healthy Babies and Children. And I've had a few seizures of my own and I understand that it is one way for the body to let out heat. Still, when it is your own child--hard to remain rational & detached.<br><br>
As for being grateful for health, I have a little meditation I say to myself each night while I nurse DS to sleep--and it starts by expressing gratitude for each moment we get to be together. My cousin's little girl was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 3 (she survived and is doing well at age 10), so I never take health for granted!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i think it must run in families. when i was little, the family that lived next door had 4 DDs. (the middle one was my best friend) and i clearly remember the oldest running over to our house in the snow with no shoes on to ask my mom to come over and call the doctor because the little one was having a seizure. all the kids had them at one point and the mom wasn't too scared, but still needed help with 4 little ones.<br><br>
now my friend is a mama and her DDs have had them too. and her nieces and nephews too.<br><br>
i have had other friends who's babies have had high fevers, but no seizures though. there must be a genetic component.</div>
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Actually from the research I have been doing it IS genetic. My husband had a febrile seizure when he was the exaact same age as ashton. wierd,huh? My husband actually stopped breathing though and his fever reached 108 his fever was caused by his teething though.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Actually from the research I have been doing it IS genetic. My husband had a febrile seizure when he was the exaact same age as ashton. wierd,huh? My husband actually stopped breathing though and his fever reached 108 his fever was caused by his teething though.</div>
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I didn't think it was possible for the human body to reach levels that high <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"> When I was looking up temperatures, it said that the body can reach 107 on it's own and 107.6 with outside influences, and at 107.6 brain damage would most likely happen. Maybe what I read was wrong? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 
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