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Thank you everyone. (What happened last night)

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Thank you everyone who kept Raymond in their thoughts and prayers tonight.

In my work, I see seizures on a regular basis. So much so that they don't even seem like a big deal. I've never seen one in my own child though. :(

I can't even express how awful it is to see your own child in that state if you have never experienced it before. It was so scary and so sad.

Raymond was having a snack after dinner. My oldest son was in the kitchen with him. I was in the living room. All of a sudden my son brought Raymond to me and said, "Ummm, mom." I saw that my son was looking at him funny and holding him funny, but I didn't understand what was going on. I thought he was bringing him to me because he was a sticky mess and needed to be cleaned up.

When he handed him to me, I knew immediately that something was wrong. I remember saying, "he's having a seizure". I just held him and watched him. I remember my husband squeaking out in a pinched voice, "What do we do?"

Being used to seizures, I figured it would pass fast. It felt neverending. His gasps for air started to be fewer and fewer. All of a sudden, I started to worry that he was actually choking and that is what triggered the seizure. I started the Heimlich. Nothing was coming out and he was still seizing. I laid him down on the floor because I felt his state changing even more. At this point, he completely stopped breathing. He was not only unaware due to the seizure, his body was showing signs that he was blacking out. I told my son to call 911. I was preparing in my head that I was going to have to give my baby CPR. I decided to do a blind sweep as a last resort. When I did this, he gagged and started breathing again. The seizure stopped. This is when the paramedics arrived. At this point, his body was completely limp and his eyes dazed. He wasn't really responsive for about 15 minutes.

Anyway, that was our scary evening. He's going to be okay though.

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by on May. 5, 2014 at 2:18 AM
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by Silver Member on May. 5, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Wow so scary! Glad he's ok now.

by Jedi on May. 5, 2014 at 12:48 PM

I am so sorry.  My son had seizures when he was little.  The first one was terrifying.  He was in the bathtub and his lips turned blue.

by Metal Awareness on May. 5, 2014 at 12:48 PM
I can't imagine how scary that had to have been, I'm glad he's ok:)
by Emerald Member on May. 5, 2014 at 12:49 PM
Poor sweet baby boy! And poor you, god I would have been so useless. I know how to handle a seizure also, but I'm such a freak I would have just lost it.
I'm glad he is better now, I hope it was a one time thing.
by on May. 5, 2014 at 12:49 PM
Omgoodness that's scary. I'm so glad he's ok. Huge hugs.
by Platinum Member on May. 5, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Poor baby :( My brother is epileptic, and I remember the first time I saw him have a seizure... it's some scary shit. Glad to hear little man is okay!

by Ruby Member on May. 5, 2014 at 12:52 PM
I'm so sorry you guys had to go through that. How terrifying.
by Platinum Member on May. 5, 2014 at 12:52 PM
I'm happy he's okay. Does this mean he will have epilepsy?
by Gold Member on May. 5, 2014 at 12:55 PM

I'm glad he's going to be ok. Thanks for the update! I was thinking about you after the earlier post. That sounds terrifying.

by Bronze Member on May. 5, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Scary stuff, Im glad hes going to be okay.  I would have freaked the hell out.

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