Friday, March 14, 2014
A medical week
Unfortunately the afternoon ended up a rather stressful one with Asher having a seizure at 3pm and again at 3:30. The big concern with the seizures now is that she is not breathing and is going blue really quickly. Thankfully they are really short, lasting less than 3 minutes. I got quit a fright both times and called the ambulance both times. With the first one stopping so quickly we agreed we did not need them. After the 2nd one though we felt it would be safer for them to come. For those who are wondering - the first one was a Tonic Clonic (Grand Mal) which started with a scream - from sleeping. The 2nd was an Absence (where she just goes blank and does not move at all).
Thankfully she did not have any more overnight. I wondered afterwards if the good dose of oxygen on the trip in helped a bit.
Another thing I was really thankful for was that we got to spend the night in CAA (Child Acute Assessment) rather than moving to the general children's ward. This meant that the lovely nurse could offer to have Asher on a monitor through the night. The doctor had not felt it necessary (and so was happy for her to move to the general ward) but the nurse knew that it would help me get a better nights sleep (which it did). It was just a simple probe on her toe which monitors heart rate but more importantly with Asher - her oxygen saturation rate. If that dropped below 90 the alarm would go off. So if she had another absent seizure (which is totally quiet) and stopped breathing - the alarm would go off and we would be able to get oxygen for her.
Friday 14th. A lovely busy garden this afternoon with all our children outside as well as Brooke and Logan over for a play.