Thursday, November 06, 2008

Fever and a Friday fill-in

My youngest son experienced febrile seizures last night which is something I had never experienced before, and something I'd rather never see again. Febrile seizures happen when their is a sudden spike of a fever, and while frightening to witness, they are considered fairly harmless. My boy had been running a low-grade fever and experiencing headaches for a couple of days, but the fever really peaked last night to 103. Twitching, eye-rolling, moaning....scary.

Today...normal. Nothing. He wanted to go to the park and play. He's eaten and run around, talked with friends. Little kids' bodies are amazing.

And now for my Friday Fill-In:

1. My blueprint for success includes knowing yourself and what you love and taking it from there.
2. A Snickers Bar offered graciously from my son from his bottomless trick-or-treat bag was the last candy I ate.
3. The best facial moisturizer I've ever used is coconut oil.
4. Electing the new leader of the free world and knowing he's the right guy can be good therapy.
5. I'd like to tell you about how I lost twenty pounds...but I haven't...yet (see#2).
6. Being a decent and attentive listener is my strongest characteristic.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sleeping, tomorrow my plans include going to a double-dutch demo and going to the Y (see#5) and Sunday, I want to drink coffee, play with my family, and maybe visit a friend!


cre8tivkj said...

We have some bottomless Halloween treat bags around here too...I've managed to keep out of them though!

Janet said...

I'm glad your son is ok!

#4 - hear, hear!!! Thanks for playing :-)

debra said...

Febrile seizures are scary. I'm glad your son is feeling better today.
I haven't had any Halloween candy. I hold out for the really good chocolate :-)

Laura/CenterDownHome said...

I get caught up in the worry and fprget that so often, kids bodies are doing what they need to do to get better.

The seizures sound scary. I never had to deal with those, thank goodness. I told you that Owen, 14, woke me gasping for air the other night, in what seemed to be an asthma attack, though he has never been dxed with asthma. I asked my MIL how old do kids have to be before you can stop worrying, and she said you never stop. She was worrying about my husband/her son, age 50, driving all night from Hot Springs.

What's that quote?
"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." Elizabeth Stone

Yeah, like that.

Anonymous said...

No. I've never dealt with seizures either. My children don't seem prone to high temperatures. It sounds very scary.

It's so amazing how they bounce back, isn't it? It'd take me at least a month to recover from a febrile seizure I'm sure! I think it will take me a day or two to recover from reading about it!

Sandy Feet said...

Laura, asthma attacks can be horrific. My oldest had them when he was younger. He still gets wheezy sometimes, but no night scares in a long while. I hope Owen is okay. It took us a while to figure out what was causing them, and what helped, but once I was armed with an inhaler that could relieve him, I felt better.

My mom says the same thing about worrying.

RB, I don't think I'll ever forget it, but I was reassured by the doctor that the seizures are not highly unusual or damaging.

debra, I admire your discerning tastes and your restraint. If only I could turn my back on those cute little Snicker's bars with such ease!

Anonymous said...

Scary is right. I had febrile seizures when I was two, scared the life out of my mum and ended me up in hospital. Stresses me out whenever my kiddos run a fever :(