Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Thankfulness

We had quite a scare this past weekend.
My 13 month old developed a high fever in the middle of the night and had a febrile seizure
in my arms when I went to check on him.
It was one of the scariest things to witness as a parent, for I had no idea why he was doing that.
I did not know that children could have seizures when their fever gets high.
Now I do.....
You can bet we will be vigilant about watching his fever in the future.
I am just so thankful he is ok and is back to his sweet self.
So very thankful.

So much more to be thankful for...
1. a friend who will come over at 1 am to watch our children while we go to the hospital
2.hydrangeas by said friend
3. chocolate chip cookies
4. knowing that it was "just" a febrile seizure, and he is not harmed for life.
5. A healthy, beautiful baby boy.


"...give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
~I Thessalonians 5:18

16 comments:

Terry @ Breathing Grace said...

We recently discovered that high fevers can cause seizure when it happened to our nephew, who's slightly older than your son.

Thankful with you that he is oksy!

Anonymous said...

Scared the crap outa me when my son was about 18 months old. Never happened again and he is 13 and healthy. Hasta rank up there as a very bad mothering experience. Hug him close and try to forget. From a lurking mother.....

Sandi said...

So glad all is well. What a scare!

Rebekah said...

Andrea, I am SO sorry your family had to experience that. My daughter had a febrile seizure about a year and a half ago and we were terrified. We have become much more cautious about fevers since then, but the doctors at our pediatric hospital told us that there was no way to predict or prevent it from happening again. She has not had another one, thank God, and we continue to pray that it will never happen again. Glad your son is okay.

Betsy Norwood said...

oh, how i love that baby boy.
thanking our Father for a speedy recovery.

love you,
b

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

What a cutie!
Praise God he is OK.

I love the hydrangeas. I need to dry mine. :)

Famaddict said...

Oh, and those cookies make me want to come over for a big pot of tea and some cozy chatting. They look delish! ~L

Famaddict said...

(OK, my first comment disappeared - weird. . . Here it is again.)
I'm so sorry that you had to experience that at all, but not knowing what caused it must have made it all the more terrifying! I'm so glad he's doing better. If you need anything, please let me know. Really. xo ~L

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord all is well!

Kelly T said...

Oh my goodness, I am so thankful for you that all is well! Our 3-yr-old daughter has had 2 febrile seizures in the last 6 months and it is the scariest thing I've ever witnessed as a parent. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Praise God that all is ok - HE is so good!!

KT said...

Amen! HE is healthy and whole! Thank you Jesus!

Ann Kroeker said...

I'm so glad to hear he recovered just fine...and mama recovered, too. Wow, that is just a heart-stopping story.

Ever since my husband's heart surgery 13 years ago, we have understood the importance of paying attention to high temperatures. Health professionals point out that our body needs to fight off things and so an elevated temperature is a natural part of that process.

But too high, and it's trouble.

Praise God for a happy ending!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear your little one is OK. That sounds so incredibly scary. He's so incredibly cute. Hold him closely. Health is something to be so thankful for...

Anonymous said...

Dear A,
Our Louisa had a FS at the same age; I saw it and feel the same. Also had to go to the ER, but now we are told that we don't have to do that. She has not had another, but I expect the Docs told you that there is a 40% of another FS before age 5 or 6....

So so thankful here as I know you are for Lee...
love your friend Mary Brooke

jlwh said...

Looking at this pic of Lee & praising God! Hugs and kisses to that sweet baby boy!

~nanashouse~ said...

What a little sweetie. Oh those eyes! I will be praying for all of you, especially Mama.