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Trying to make a long story short

Yesterday I planned on having a day at home with Sienna, Ash was at childcare and Ben at work. At about 12 Sienna and I walked to the playground, and then on to the Main Street. She went to another playground, we had lunch, etc, etc. At 3 we were just leaving Voski, this funky little boutique, when I received a phone call from childcare.

Apparently Ash had some kind of seizure, and had in fact become stiff and unresponsive and stopped breathing for a few seconds - long enough that he had started to turn blue before he just snapped out of it and recovered. Freaky stuff. But they had spoken to my sister Kelly, as Jude had a temperature and she was asked to pick him up. So she was going to leave work and pick up BOTH boys.

Then they called back five minutes later when I was about to walk home and call the doctor to make an appointment. They said he had sort of fainted or something, and although recovered from that again, he was looking pretty sick. They wondered if they should call an ambulance. I turned the stroller around and started walking towards the centre as quickly as I could, while phoning my friend Teresa for a ride. One of the staff came and met me partway up the street and took Sienna and I to the centre, where I picked Ash up (he seemed ok, just a bit dazed). Teresa met us there and drove us to the hospital emergency department.

So, we got there at about 3:30, and we got home this morning just after 11 I think. He had his blood and urine tested, obs done regularly, and was kept in (with me alongside) for observation. He was fine the whole time, quite chirpy for a lot of it actually. So the consensus at this point is that he had a physical reaction to his emotional distress after waking up unhappy from his nap. Phew. Long days. Here are some photos of him throughout the process. (Yes, I had my camera on me - was supposed to have been for photos of Sienna on the playground!)

Now I'm going to bed! Didn't sleep well at the hospital.






To finish off, here is a cute photo of my nephew Jude, taken on Saturday, and my layout from the current issue (42) of Scrapbook Creations.

9 comments:

Hayley said...

OMG!! i hope he is ok and its not something that will happen often! Maybe he has low sugar or iron? like how u used to get Dan! LUV and HUGS

leewoodside said...

Oh sweetie that is just so scary! Hope that you can find out exactly what happened. Hugs

vivian said...

oh no! is he alright now? that's a bit of a full on reaction to emotional distress don't you think? take care.

debra harvey said...

poor thing, so stressful we had a similar thing with reilly.. he would would go blue stiff and eyes would roll back and then have seizure thing amd i am nurse and it still fraked me out, we had all types of tests but then we saw a great paediatritiion who advised that it was breath holding attacks and they do not know what causes it but it is very common in children from 18 months of age and it is something they do grow out of.. kids hospital fact sheet is helpful ...
http://www.chw.edu.au/parents/factsheets/breathj.htm?print&colour&sch

Karlene said...

Wow Danielle, I hope that doesn't happen again! What a traumatic experience it must have been for you all. Hope all is now well in the Quarmby household..
Take care
Karlene xx

jilly said...

How terrifying! Hope everyone's alright now!

janine kaye said...

i hope ash is ok now and that you get some rest...how scary for you all! i got the cd today...thank you so much!!!! take care..

Lus :) said...

Omgosh dan - how full on! So sorry you had to go through that and hope that ash is ok now. hope you are well rested. take care and God's blessings,
(Love your Q family in 42 too!)
Love Lus x

jilly said...

How terrifying! Hope everyone's alright now!