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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 Ruby Member on May. 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Poor baby! I'm so glad he is okay though!  Thanks for the update mama!

by on May. 5, 2014 at 1:03 PM

I'm so glad he will be ok!

by on May. 5, 2014 at 1:06 PM
Glad he is okay.
by Ruby Member on May. 5, 2014 at 1:13 PM

I'm glad Raymond is ok! He'll be in my thoughts.

by Hey Brother on May. 5, 2014 at 1:16 PM
Omg that is so scary, glad he's okay now
by Momma Duck on May. 5, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Did the doctors figure out what caused the seizure?

I'm so glad he's doing better. Seizures are very scary.

When my 8 year old was 7 months old she had a febrile seizure that lasted 2 hours 57 minutes. They had to put her into a medically induced coma to get it to stop. I can relate to how you felt last night. It sounds like you did all the right things though. I'll continue to keep Raymond in my thoughts!

by Sapphire Member on May. 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Oh my goodness, that's so scary. Glad he's going to be ok
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by Platinum Member on May. 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Wow! I missed the post last night. I'm glad he's okay
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by Ruby Member on May. 5, 2014 at 2:03 PM
I remember our first seizure. My son was 17 months old. He was nursing and suddenly went limp. Then the scary stuff happened . He shook and jerked. Then stopped breathing . I did CPR for what felt like forever . The emts helped when they arrived. He was in the hospital for 15 days with rheumatic fever. Do they know yet what caused your sons seizure yet? Good luck and so sorry your Raymond is sick.
by peachy on May. 5, 2014 at 2:05 PM
Im so glad he is ok. How truly scary
I'm so sorry
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