Seconds after I posted the previous blog (check it out, it is a cute video of Brayden and Luke), I received a phone call from Brayden's school. He had a big seizure on the school bus and freaked out the bus driver and bus attendant. Once he got to school he was extremely uncomfortable, then they called me to come in to the school. Luke, who does not have preschool today, and I jumped in the car.
Luke and I arrived at the school to find Brayden still in a seizure. They said he had been like that since he came off the bus. This seizure is kind of new. It is almost like he is trying and trying to break out of a seizure; squirming up and down, legs tight and seemingly agitated as if he is trying to sleep but cannot. I gave Brayden his rectal dose of Diastat (med for prolonged seizures) and loaded him in to the car. He was still seizing but I assumed he would come out of it soon, just as he has in the past. We were barely a mile from the school when Brayden started having breathing troubles.
He has NEVER had breathing problems with any seizure. Never, ever had breathing problems.
He was gasping for air and his color was changing.
I hardly ever freak out about Brayden's medical things. We can manage most of them and even if we cannot and need to go to the hospital, we know the routine and what Brayden needs. It doesn't freak me out.
This FREAKED me out!
My conversation with myself, in my head...
"Ok, he is not breathing. I am freaking out, really freaking out. Can I drive safely to the ER? Should I pull over and call 911. Ok, you are only a couple of miles from the hospital, you can get him there. Freak out later."
We drove straight to the ER and as we pulled up a nurse was walking in. I yelled, "I need help my son is seizing and having problems breathing!" She rushed over and scooped him up. Luke and I followed her right into a room in the ER.
Brayden was starting to settle down shortly after arriving. We figured he had been seizing for about two hours. Thankfully, his breathing was getting better and the seizure was fading away. Thank goodness.
He was tested for some viruses, flu, etc. And they monitored him for a couple of hours. Everything came back fine and he was discharged. The ER pediatrican spoke with Brayden's neurologist and the neurologist made changes to two of his medications. Of course we will be following up with the neuro doctor soon.
Jeremy came and picked up Luke, who is thrilled to be hanging with daddy. I drove Brayden home. Brayden has been all smiles and quite happy since coming off of the medication. I on the other hand feel like I need a good cry.
I just never freak out with his stuff. This really rattled me. Pray that this breathing problem was a one time incident. Seizures with breathing problems is a huge problem, one that we do not want to deal with...at all.