Monday, October 31, 2011

Scary Hospital Visit

So, when Tyler was 11 days old, I was trying to wake him up to eat because it had quite a long time since he had eaten last and we were still trying to get his weight up. The first thing that I noticed was that his tummy and chest were hardly moving from his breathing. Like barely! So I was trying really hard to wake him up and make sure that he was ok! (I'm a very paranoid mommy.) Well, I couldn't wake him up either. I was trying everything. He was just really floppy. If you picked him up his arms would just flop around. I even got a toothpick and poked his feet a little bit. I changed his diaper and washed his body with a cold wet wipe. Nothing. So about 30 minutes went by and not much of improvement. So I called my Dr. and he said to take him into the hospital right away. The whole way to the hospital he didn't cry or wake up or anything. When I got there, we got him naked and got his vitals all checked out and then he started waking up and acting like himself again. They had to clamp something on his ear to check his oxygen and they had to do some other checks and they had to put those sensor pads that stick to your skin all over his chest. It was very hard for me to watch. I was a wreck. I couldn't stop crying. They told me that we had to stay overnight at the hospital to watch Ty and make sure it doesn't happen again. I got there at 7:30 Sunday evening and by the time they were done with all the tests and got us all situated in a room it was 10:30. He cried pretty much the entire time! Longest night of my entire life! When we got there everything was fine and nothing happened again all night. He checked out just fine. So we got to go home the next morning.
 Aren't these pictures so sad! :(
My Dr. thinks that he might have had a mild seizure and he wants to make sure that little Ty isn't prone to seizures now, so this Friday we have an appointment with a Pediatric Neurologist in Spokane to have an EEG test done on him. Just to make sure everything is fine. He hasn't had any more 'episodes' since, so I'm sure everything is just fine, but it'll be nice to be sure.


Jenny said...

I just read your story and I could not imagine how scary that was. We have an 11 month and we are first time parents. I hope everything goes well from here on out! Thanks for sharing your story.

kathy said...

I love little Ty!