Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hello to the ER (yet again)

Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name...
(Cheers theme song)

We did not want to go here. Although everybody seems to know our name or at least recognize us now.

Brayden went to ER yesterday for a bad seizure.

He started his day acting a bit peculiar. He was uncomfortable, lots of little seizures and twitching in his sleep. It was a day for Carter's basketball game, he was so excited and we were excited to cheer him on.

Brayden had a different plan. Shortly after arriving to the basketball facility, Brayden was in a seizure...one of his bad ones that we know leads to problems. We gave him a dose of the Diastat hoping it would help. We waited, watched the clock and watched Carter's basketball game. Twenty minutes passed since we gave him the medication and no change.

We had to call 911. An ambulance to the parking lot full of families coming and going for basketball. This is our life.

Brayden seized for over an hour and started to come out once we arrived at the hospital. Yet again, his breathing was a bit labored so he was put on oxygen.
Several of the nurses quickly recognized us, as well as a couple of techs. Even the doctor said she remembered Brayden.

Since we have been in this ER many times for seizures, they are not freaking out on us or about Brayden. They wait to see how he does before giving him any heavy medications, as long as he is coming out of the seizure. They run a few tests and wait to see how he does. After he comes out of a prolonged seizure, he tends to go into a VERY deep sleep, to the point that almost nothing wakes him. After the seizure ended he slept for about two hours. Woke up and was good to go!

He was released and we headed home after an afternoon in the ER catching up with the staff.

8 comments:

The VW's said...

I'm so sorry about his seizure and your ER visit! Not the way you planned on spending your Saturday I bet?!

It's ALWAYS a bad sign when the hospital, doctor's office or pharmacy knows you by name! Sorry your hospital knows yours! Trust me, I know!

Hope he is doing well today and praying that he continues to do well! Love, Hugs and Prayers!!!

Junior said...

Poor little guy, seizures are so hard.
Our hospital staff knows us as well so I know the feeling.

Mo said...

Oh no...hug the little guy for me. Sorry your Saturday turned out this way.

Debbie said...

So sorry...hate, hate, HATE...seizures!!!!!

but I am glad they didn't ruin your whole weekend...you got to go home! :)

Shannon said...

So sorry to hear about your most recent ER visit, but glad it was a short one. I hope the rest of your weekend went smoothly.

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

These seizures sound SO scary! (all seizures just plain stink, in my opinion!) I am sorry that you had to go to the ER and that they all know you by name. I am glad it was a short stay, though. Praying Brayden is doing better today.

kirstenpetree said...

I am so sorry to hear this...I hope soon there will be something that helps him.

TMI Tara said...

I'm so sorry you have to deal with this, but I'm glad your visit was short and you're back home. Crossing my fingers that you don't have to have another visit anytime soon. {{HUGS}}