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Posted: 1/21/2006 3:08:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 3:27:07 PM EST
Your little one will be in my prayers. Hope all will be OK. Hang in there
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 3:29:49 PM EST

Prayers for you, your family and the little one. Please keep us up to date. If there is anything you need let us know. I know you have a diagnosis and likely a prognosis about what to expect - yell out the we'll be there FMJ.

On the ear infection - as you can see, they are dangerous. I lost a decent amount of hearing from ear infections. I had gotten SO used to these long term and untreated infections they gave me some permenant hearing loss in both ears.

As I said - need something just ask.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 3:35:53 PM EST
My prayers are with you. Thanks God it sounds like the little guy is going to be ok. It's amazing how little kids bounce back so fast. Good luck and God bless.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 3:36:03 PM EST
Damn .... I'm so sorry you had to go through that. My prayers are with you and your family for a speedy recovery.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 3:51:12 PM EST
I know what your went Thought with your baby. Your baby and your family will be in my prayers.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 3:52:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 3:55:44 PM EST by Bobby_the_Hun]

You and yours are in my Thoughts and Prayers. I cannot imagine what you are going thru. Its seems to be a good sign that the hospital discharged the little guy and not keep him for observation. To be honest with you, I had some trouble reading your thread, I had to start over several times to make sure I understaood what I was reading, I think fear gripped me a little also.

Link Posted: 1/21/2006 3:58:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 4:27:37 PM EST
Glad to hear your boy is all right. Be strong. When all is said and done, write letters to the ambulance crew, the cops, and the ER gals n guys. They (with blessings from higher powers) got your baby back to you.

Link Posted: 1/21/2006 4:34:49 PM EST

I was there with FMJ and his wife at the hospital.

After we got the phone call, we could hear the sirens blazing up behind us. There were quite a few police cars giving an intense escort for the ambulance. We actually wound up getting held up in the traffic that was caused as a result. That fact was comforting in one way and downright frightenening in another.

The Chaplain asked me if I was the father while FMJ was answering insurance questions!

Jesus Christ, dont send out the Fucking Chaplain at a time like this

I gotta tell you, I was pretty scared for both of them. Seeing that poor little guy in pain with all of those wires hooked up to him broke my heart This big lug was frightened, and it took all I had to hold back tears of my own.

After a lot of waiting, and more waiting and not knowing what we were all waiting for, the doctor finally came in a confirmed that all the tests were negative for anything serious.

I cant stress enough how devoted FMJ and his wife are to each other and to their children. They are some of the best people I have ever met in my entire life, and to watch this happening to them today was absolutely awful.

I suggest if you have little ones at home or a loved one at all, give them a big hug and let them know that you love them. Tell them, and tell them every day from this day forward.

Link Posted: 1/21/2006 4:46:20 PM EST

I know you're scared, but hang in there buddy. My wife's an RN (whom I trust more than my Doctor) and familiar with Febrile seizures. She says that the Doc's saying about 1 in 20 is about right, which makes these fairly common. Not easier to take, I understand, but only serious if it and the cause goes untreated. Seems like they did the right thing in a timely manner. She also says these are one-time only deals only brought on in special cases, not a deficiency in your son, a natural response by your brain to abnormal *conditions* and should have no lasting after effects. It could happen to us adults as just as easily, if we leave a fever untreated.

Even though you felt helpless seeing your son on the stretcher, you did the right thing in letting the professionals do exacly what they needed to do to get a handle on the situation.

So, take a deep breath, buddy everything will be fine. I don't have children of my own yet, but even still family is life. We're all here to support you in your time of need. Stay strong, bro!

Link Posted: 1/21/2006 4:52:30 PM EST
Thoughts and prayers sent.

I can't even imagine what it was like going through that. Very glad that the little guy is alright. Hang in there, if there's anything that you need or we can do, just say the word here or IM.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 5:25:07 PM EST
Man, I have a son your age. It would kill me (figuratively, not literally) to see that happen. You and yours will be in my thoughts. Hang in there.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 5:29:38 PM EST
Rob, Your son and your family are in my prayers. Hang in there, everything will be OK.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 5:31:33 PM EST
Like BoBoPrime said it's likely a one time occurrence. My son had a "simple" febrile seizure when he was 10 months old while sitting in his highchair eating lunch. He never had another one and didn't have any lasting effects from it.

He had a neurological work-up with a pediatric neurologist who also said "simple" febrile seizures rarely indicate any kind of underlying neurological problem.

Good luck and hang in there.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 5:36:26 PM EST
My thoughts and prayers go out too you. I can understand where your coming from since I have kids of my own 9months,3 yrs and a 10 yr old. As a NY firefighter/EMT I am familar with kids having a seizure like this, Here is a link that should explain more since I know Doctors dont tell you everything you want to know - I hope this helps you www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/febrile_seizures/detail_febrile_seizures.htm

Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:06:50 PM EST
Rob, I'm saying prayers for you. My heart was in my throat when you mentioned that the chaplain came out to speak with you. I really can't imagine what you are feeling right now. I'm relieved to hear that things seem to be ok. Please know that I'm here for you and your family if you need anything.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:36:46 PM EST
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Steve 'Cityrepo61'
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:44:20 PM EST

Prayers sent, kids are pretty tough.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 8:52:46 PM EST

Glad the little guy is ok. (sounds like he's a fighter )

Nothing is tougher than raising kids

But when you're all done and you done it right , you can be proud.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 1:09:50 AM EST
Damn....You got me crying. I am sure glad he is doing well. Prayers to all of you.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 2:04:49 AM EST

Rob prayers sent for you and your family.

Link Posted: 1/22/2006 2:51:31 AM EST
Prayers sent.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 3:24:57 AM EST

Your family is in our prayers.

Mike. Heather, Matt & Luke
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 4:30:59 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/22/2006 5:19:16 AM EST
My Prayers go out to you FMJ
I can say I do know waht you are
going through because I see this and
similar incidents daily and I see waht the
families go through and my family has been there
before also...
Keep your head up and breath
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 5:24:12 AM EST
I'm not familiar with febrile seizures leading to heart failure like that. No less, febrile seizures usually will not result in permanent damage if the medics reversed his rythm fast enough and it sounds like they did. Young'uns bounce back from just about everything.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 5:32:36 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/22/2006 5:45:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 6:21:38 PM EST by Beltfed]
Yikes, I wouldn't wish what happened to you on my worst enemy.

I know it's very frustrating when there is nothing really you can do in these situations.

I'm glad to hear that he's doing better.

Link Posted: 1/22/2006 6:48:57 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/22/2006 8:04:43 AM EST
Hey Rob, I'm glad that you're all home safe and sound. It sounds like a completely horrible experience, and I hope I never have to go through something like that. My wife and I want kids in the next few years, so this has hit home for me. I know how hard it is sitting there watching the doctors and nurses work on someone in the ER knowing that you personally can't do anything else but watch and wait. That being said, hang in there and take the next few days easy. I'll be thinking about you here, and if you need anything let me know, even if it's just to blow off some steam.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 8:25:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By FMJunkie:
Thank you so much for all the support. We are feeling better this morning but my wife is still worrying and wondering if he's really ok.

Matt - Thanks for the link to the info, we will both read it.

Poor guy's arm is sore where he had the IV but he seems to be ok other than that right now.

Thanks for the update.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:22:37 AM EST

I'm glad the little guy is OK. Don't forget to give your wife a hug. She was on the front line for this one.
Welcome to parenthood. I'll tell you some of the hosptal adventures with my kids at the next Blast.

Link Posted: 1/22/2006 11:04:50 AM EST
Prayers sent

Glad to hear you son is doing better.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 1:28:40 PM EST
A child having a seizure scares the hell out of everyone!
I'm sure your son will be just fine without any ill-effects.
The appearance of the Chaplain may have been poorly, or possibly well timed.... take it in the good will it was intended.
Ironically in a short time your little boy will be right back to his sweet self, however you and your wife will be physically and emotionally drained. Get some rest, say some prayers and thank you's, and know that your friends will be here for you.
God bless!

FWIW: Several months ago we (the local rescue squad) responded to a "child having seizures" call. Turns out it was a two year old with an elevated fever on a hot summer night, the local first responders had him breathing again, and by the time ALS hooked up with us (we were ~30 miles from the nearest hospital) he was crying and figiting like nothing ever happened....the rest of us felt like we'd been thru a fight for our very lives.

If you would like to talk, it would be my pleasure to offer any help/advice I can.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 1:36:09 PM EST
Dude my prayers go out to you, your wife and your little boy. I'm glad things turned out OK. I couldn't imagine going thru that with my son.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 2:32:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 2:50:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 4:02:45 PM EST
said a prayer at 1100 am Mass
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 4:42:04 PM EST
You have my thoughts and prayers.

Link Posted: 1/22/2006 5:09:38 PM EST
Sorry to hear about this situation FMJ . Glad to hear your son is doing well.

My thoughts and heart go out to you and your family.

Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:45:38 PM EST
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Link Posted: 1/22/2006 8:53:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:41:59 PM EST
Wow, you had me scared as shit reading that.

I am sooo.. happy to hear everything has turned out ok. Your family is in my thoughts and I wish you the best, hang in there.

It's a good time for you and the rest of us to get out and take a first aid/CPR course. If it isn't for your own loved ones it could help save the life of someone else's. I was a NYS certified first responder years ago and I can't tell how reassuring it was to have that level of training and knowledge.

Keep us posted.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 12:45:13 AM EST
when i started reading i was seriously scared for you, thank god your little guy is ok. i will keep you and him in my prayers.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 3:26:50 AM EST

Just read the whole thing......Very glad he is allright. Got a 4 YO myself and was really
worried reading your initial post.

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