|Playing with the toys at the hospital.|
After about 2 minutes I thought it may have stopped and so picked her up and held her in my arms. On looking into her face I realized she was still in the seizure. Her eyes had been pulling to the side earlier and now were forward, but the seizure was still going.
It then became a bit of a Tonic seizure with her head arching back. And it just kept going.
At 5 minutes we would normally give her a dose of Midazalam.
|She was so pleased I had the iPod with so she could|
listen to 10,000 Reasons. Her favourite.
Asher had been a bit "grizzly" on Tuesday, having a few crying session for no reason at all. So I wondered if some infection was brewing. When this has been the case the fever often only shows after the second seizure in a whole cluster of them. So I felt safer just taking the hospital's advice and heading in. An added bonus with this was that we could keep giving her some oxygen. Although she had kept breathing and was still nice and pink, her oxygen level kept dropping to 85. Not too low - but it should be sitting between 95 and 100.
|The cupboard under the sink was still|
sopping wet on Thursday afternoon.
They were happy for us to stay for a couple more hours, just to make sure things had settled and then we could head home. Brendon managed to get off work before lunch and so picked us up just after 1. I was very grateful for this because Asher was very agitated at the hospital and kept wanting to leave.
As every hour passed through the day, I was thankful that there were no more seizures.
|The passage cupboard got flooded|
too - and a whole stack of linen
got wet (there was a hole in the
bag they were in). A good full 9kg
load of extra washing.
On Thursday morning I called our insurance. I had put our de-humidifier on, in the passage, as soon as I got home on Wednesday, and we let it run on high through the night. It had not helped with the carpet though and it was still very wet. The insurance company helped me get a claim started and organized for a company to come out to assess the damage and help dry things out. They brought these two huge fans (which are very loud) on Thursday afternoon and we got those going. He did also note that the glue on the vinyl (in laundry, bathroom and kitchen) had been damaged and so that would need to be replaced. You could already see big bumps in the vinyl (and there are even more now on Sunday night as I write this).
On Thursday afternoon Brendon got home early enough for me to leave the younger 2 with him and so I had a nice bread, taking the older 3 to Brownies.
Unfortunately she had another "melt down" during the morning and I had forgotten to bring her teething powder with. She was just inconsolable for a good 10 minutes. I had been chatting to the physiotherapist during that time and eventually we decided to try outside - again. And this time we went far enough out that she saw the play area and that distracted her enough from her sore mouth.
After Champion Centre we went past my dentist so that they could check my mouth. The pain in the extraction site had been a bit better, but since Wednesday, when I started to not need to be on pain meds all the time, I had been struggling more and more with a sore ear on that side. I also had terrible sensitivity on the two teeth beside the "gap". She said my jaw on that side was warmer than on the other - so she prescribed a 3 day course of antibiotics. We picked them up on my way home and I got started straight away.
Ruth has been diligently making green and blue bracelets to take with to her St John Green and Blue cadet camp this weekend - to give to the other girls in her bunk room. She did really well and got 8 made.
On Saturday I heard about a garage sale with loads of DVDs. So I headed off with Hezekiah for our "parent child outing" and we stopped in there first.
There are a few "favourite" movies that the children watch that we have taped off the TV. The only problem is all the advertisements that they have to fast forward through (and end up seeing some of). So I spent a bit of time looking through hundreds of DVDs so that I could get "hard copies" for them - without adverts.
Once I had paid, the guy told me that Hezekiah could take the dragon on our way out. He said he had been so good and he liked the dragon so much. I had made sure he knew not to break it - but he spent quite a bit of time walking by it and talking to it. So when I told him the man had said he could have it - he was thrilled. What a happy little boy.
So dragon was included in our parent child photo before we went into the park. Hezekiah asked me to make sure all the doors of the car were locked so that no one could steal his dragon.
On Sunday Asher had a bit more time on the tramp. Brendon had taken her on it a little while ago. After chatting to the physio on Friday about all the things that I keep her from, I decided it was time to start looking into what she can perhaps handle. She wants to learn to jump - so enjoyed the little bit of bouncing she could do on the tramp. She bounced much more wildly on the couch inside - so I realized it was safe enough for her. Hezekiah and Hannah just struggled to not bounce her all over the place. At least she can get to enjoy this a bit though.
In the afternoon I fetched Rachel and Ruth. Thankfully I could pick them up from friends, only 35 minutes away from us - having gotten a lift from the camp site. They had a great time but were both tired and so decided to not go to church but rather head to bed early (getting to bed over an hour before the others).
And although it sounds like a nice quiet end to the weekend, it was rather hard for me. It was our 18th Wedding Anniversary today and other than buying some ice creams for the family on my way home from fetching the girls, nothing else "special" happened. I have still been feeling rather ill and have been trying to take it easy (thus I did the driving for the girls on Friday and today - so that Brendon could do the harder job of watching Asher). I don't think this dose of antibiotics has cleared things properly though, as although the tooth sensitivity has finally improved, my ear is still very painful. So it's been quite a week.
(Note: I went to the doc on Monday morning. My ear is fine - so it must be referred pain from my jaw. So I started a 2nd course of antibiotics on Monday evening and hopefully they will help clear it properly. I do look forward to feeling better.)
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