Tuesday, July 10, 2007

What A Scare!!

Getting ready for the EKG
It's been a rough few days, but thankfully all is just fine! We've spent 3 days in a children's hospital downtown. Here's what happened:

I fed Austin at 3:30am on Saturday morning. At 5:30am, Jason and I both lept to our feet after hearing a horrible noise coming from Austin's cradle. To be honest, I have no idea how to describe it. Jason says he thought it was a "blow out" diaper. I disagree since a "blow out" wouldn't have scared me to death.

Anyway, I made it to the cradle before Jason and scooped Austin up. He was rigid with his back arched and head thrown backwards. I sat down with him and noticed a bit of mucous coming out of his mouth. I grabbed the bulb suctioner and went to work, but made no progress. I then flipped him over on his belly across my legs and patted his back. Still no progress. Back to the bulb suction, back across my legs. Somewhere during this time I ripped his sleeper off of him. He wasn't blue, just BRIGHT RED all over. Finally, after probably only a minute, he loosened up. However, he did not perk up. We decided to make a run to the ER. It wasn't until they put the blood pressure cuff on his leg at the ER did he decide to make a noise and act squirmy again.

The ER here did a CT scan and bloodwork. Neither showed anything. The ER doctor called his ped's office and the dr covering on the weekend wanted him transferred to the children's hospital.

There they ran an EKG, EEG, MRI, upper GI series, a chest x-ray....and, well, I think that's it. So far nothing has showns up!!! The EEG results still aren't back, but we have no reason to think it will show anything.

The team of pediatricians said that often times these things happen and we just never know why. They also said it could have been something called Sandifer's Syndrome. I lean toward the latter. With Sandifer's, when a baby spits up he will mimic a seizure with the rigid body. At the 3:30 feeding, I distinctly remember laying Austin on his back. He had pee'd out his diaper and wet everything. Typically, I lay him on his side with a receiving blanket behind his back. But, I had moved it because he had wet it.

So, after a scare and a bunch of tests, all seems to be completely normal with "Little Man."

And, on the way home with Big Sister on her BEST behavior - NOT!

7 comments:

kathy said...

I'M GLAD AUSTIN IS DOING FINE NOW. HE'S DOING LIKE TIM DID ME IN MARCH. JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU CAN RELAX HE STARTS " CAUSING TROUBLE " :) I'LL BE PRAYING THAT HE'S THROUGH WITH HIS TROUBLE MAKING AND IT'S SMOOTH SAILING HERE ON IN.
THE FIRST PICTURE SCARED ME SILLY. THE LAST ONE MADE ME SMILE.

Allyson said...

Prayers going your way! Sweet little man! I love the second picture, too cute.

Allyson

Wool Winder said...

I'm glad everything is fine now.

The last picture is so typical...just when you get one child happy and settled, the other needs attention.

Catherine said...

Oh my gosh! Tell Austin he's not allowed to scare mom and dad like that ever again!

Love the picture. hehehe

kate said...

OMG how scary! I am so glad that everythign seems to be ok!

Ghost said...

I have no words. God Bless you all and keep you safe.

Suzanne said...

What a horrible scare!!! I'm so glad everything seems fine now.

Big hugs!