Provoked Seizure

It has been a harrowing few days for us.

Those of you who follow A Dollop Of Me's Facebook Page would have read that Bubbles had a seizure on Sunday morning.

It ranks as the most frightening experience ever for me.

It was also completely unexpected. Although she was suffering from stomach flu for a couple of days, we had taken her to the doctors twice, once only the night before, and were told she'll just need time to ride out the virus. She wasn't even having a fever when it happened, and only had low grade fever 2 days before.

She had her breakfast and seemed tired, so I patted her to sleep on a mattress. I thought she had fallen asleep and was about to leave the room when she suddenly flipped over. Her eyeballs were rolled up, and her limbs and body totally stiff. A strange frothy sound was coming out from her mouth.

I screamed for Roboman (who later told me he did not recognise my voice which had taken on a new pitch from fear). He too was shocked and held her to her side while I rushed to call 995.

Bubbles had to be warded for 2 nights, and the diagnosis was that of a provoked seizure, possibly due to the stomach virus or because of low blood sugar.

She's now recuperating back home and I am thankful we are getting loads of help from both sets of grandparents.

I am thankful for a few other things:
1. I was there when the seizure happened. I can't imagine what could have happened if I had walked out of the room.
2. Bubbles was cooperative throughout her hospital stay. Pronounced as really cute by the nurses and doctors.
3. She's on the road to recovery.

I'm rooming with her now till she's 110% better. Even then, I need to pray for faith to let her sleep on her own again.

Thank you all who have texted, left messages on Facebook, emailed etc. Thank you too for praying for Bubbles and for us. We appreciate it very much!
My brave Bubbles with her drip (and splint) that she had to have on throughout.
She called the tube a wire.

She did not flinch when a nurse pricked her finger to draw blood.
Said plaster!, when the nurse put one on her finger, and declared it funny.

When a doctor came to check on her in the middle of the night,
she peered at the doctor's mask and declared it funny as well.
She was rewarded with 2 masks to take home.

On the final day, when her drip/plug/splint was taken off,
she did a little jig.

23 comments:

imp said...

She's a very brave little girl. May you a good rest now, strength and faith. Bubbles will be healthy and fine.

BeanBean said...

goodness! i must have missed this. how scary! thank God she's better. hugs.

celcilia_tjioe said...

Wish a speedy recovery for Bubbles.. U as well have to take good care of yorself :)

Winifred said...

What a brave girl! I can only imagine how scary it was for you and hubby. Praying for God's protection over Bubbles.

lovexiaolongbao said...

Shite it's really scary! DYLAN had febrile seizure once and it scared me so bad so i can relate to the panic. It's horrible!!

Yuling said...

What a trooper this darling is! I hope she's 120% well now!!

josiah n faith said...

Oh dear. I missed this completely too! Thank God she's better and that you guys were there when it happened. Pray that she gets well soon and that this never happens again!

Kelly said...

my heart dropped when I read seizure! My SIL suffers from epilepsy so I can see how scary it can be. I hope you are all feeling better. Sending healthy vibes along your way...

Cindy said...

Goodness so terrifying!!!!!!! I am so glad that she's on the way to recovery!! You must be so traumatized!

~tif;fany* said...
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~tif;fany* said...

muz have scared you outta your wits sharon! thank goodness you were with lil bubbles!

praying for bubbles to be healthy and strong!

cupcake said...

Stay strong, God will give you courage and faith to allow Him to protect little Bubbles.
I am glad all is well now.
Take care, Corsage!

cote_p said...

can't imagine what you must have been thru.. definitely takes a greater toll on parents as compared to the kids when this happens.. take care dearie.. see you all soon! call if you need to chat :)

Anya's mom said...

Reading your entry made my heart ache and almost drew a tear to my eyes. Bubbles is a brave little and you are a strong mommy! Pray that she will recovery fully hereon and that she can ease back into her own sleeping routine quickly and smoothly.

sharmane said...

Omg!!!! wish bubbles speedy recovery.

judebabe said...

Oh my!
It must have been very frightening for you and roboman.
Hope Bubbles is feeling better already.

daelight said...

oh dear! what a terrible time! thank goodness she's better. take care!!!

Jamie said...

Oh my goodness! That sounds so scary, I would have totally freaked out if I were you.. Thank God she is better now and she is just a good and brave girl. Do take care of yourself too..

mc said...

oh gosh, how terrifying. am glad she is ok now!

blendedbaby said...

Goodness, I didn't know till now. Thank god you were in the room, I shudder to think otherwise. I love how well she took to her hospital stay, she a special lil lass, love it.

I do however hate this stomach virus, freaking crazy. Take care of yourself as well. Hugs.

claragaby said...

Oh dear - sorry to hear about the fright you guys had.
But your little girl is really brave with the medical interventions :D
Glad she's on the mend. Will say a thanksgiving prayer for you and Bubbles tonight.

olimomok said...

Omigoodness!!!!! How frightening it must have been for all of you! Glad she's better now. Hugs xx

corsage said...

Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers. Bubbles is much better and we're trying to fatten the skinny beanie up now :)