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Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Seizure & 2 Smashed Fingers

So- that's whats been up with us.....

Tuesday and on into Wednesday were rather busy for us.

Tuesday- I get to therapy to pick up Logen. I unload Parker from the van. Put him down, turn around to close the door, and WHAM. Slam not just 1, but 2 fingers in the sliding door of the van. Ouch. The door bounces off of my fingers and doesn't close. Do I care? No. I walk into therapy, holding out my hand pushing my child with my foot. I hold my hand out as I walk in and walk straight to Erica (OT) nearly in tears b/c it hurt so bad. We determined they weren't broken- but the did swell up immediately and 1 started bleeding quite nicely I might say. The pain & swelling is still hanging around... I am learning to do things well 1 handedly.

Around 8pm I had gone to lay Parker down. I hear "Jesssicccaaaaa" being yelled several times. Understand Adam NEVER calls me by my name. It's usually, 'honey', 'baby', 'sugar'- you get the point. I get up knowing something has happened to Logen- b/c what else would he use my real name for unless he's mad at me, and I know that's not the case.
Logen is laying on his side- his entire body convulsing, his eyes darting, he's not responsive. We are saying over and over- Logen, Logen, Logen. Nothing. It must have been an eternity that this went on. No, just 1-2 minutes. It felt like forever. And, theres nothing you can do. Nothing to stop it, we just watch and wait.

After it was over- I called Tabi (Logen's OT). Logen had a REALLY rough day in therapy. He cried alot & wasn't terribly complient with Erica (OT, she see's Logen too) or Jenn (SLP). Tabi said there wasn't much we could do at this point, watch him and call the Dr's office. So, that's what I did. And, of course- our Dr's office triage's through AR Children's, so it's a PITA to talk to anybody- and even then, I knew they'd pretty much tell me to take him to the ER.

So, about 15 minutes later, the nurse calls back and guess what?! We are ER bound. The reasoning~ I told her that he'd had a fever on Friday (I had to leave work early to pick him up from school) and he'd been fever free since Saturday, but when I took him to therapy he'd had a rash on his back and chest that kinda of resembled 5th's disease (a viral thing). And now, the lovely 2 minute long seizure.

The ER was fun (haha). We learned practically nothing. They did lab work. All was normal. We did learn that even though Logen has had some pretty nasty loose BM's, he's constipated (they did bowel x-rays), loose stools can move past the hard 'stuck' stuff. So, pretty much- we left there and got home around 1:30am with no more info that we went in with. We still have no clue why he seized.

We went to the Dr yesterday morning. His Ped would be in Africa until July 7th on a medical mission trip (he goes every summer), so we saw a Dr we've never seen before. He scheduled Logen for an EEG on Monday morning at 10:30. Until then, we pray that he doesn't seize again. Of course, he's at an increased risk now. The Dr said it would take him several days to get over this (kind of like it would with the flu, it just wears people out) He's been sleeping alot, and is not himself- he's super cranky!

Please say prayers for Logen!!! Thanks for all of the kind & supportive texts in the last few days! Love you guys!! ~ J

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  1. Keeping ya'll in my prayers!! I know when I had my seizure I was totally out of it for a few days-just felt "off", and was exhausted. They never found a reason for mine either and its never happened again. Whenever I fill out medical history paperwork, I have to put "isolated convulsion":)

  2. Oh, Jess! How scary. Seizures are soo hard to watch. I know you're going through so much right now, poor thing! I'll be back in the States tomorrow, so I can start texting you again :) I'll be thinking of you and L. The EEG will be a really good thing. It's his first EEG, right? If you need any info on them, let me know!

    Caitlin and Mona

  3. Oh Jess. I will be praying for you guys. WOW....you have so much on your plate right now. Keep us posted!

  4. Wow, Jess, that must have been so scary! I'm keeping you in my prayers and will be looking for an update after the EEG.

  5. Jess - You are in my thoughts and prayers. I was so sad when I got your text yesterday. Drew and I were thinking of you, Adam, Logan and Parker. I hope that things start looking up soon. I can only imagine the stress in your life right now. Know that we are all here and thinking of you

  6. I will keep you all in my prayers... ((((((((HUGS)))))))...

    I will keep checking for an update....

  7. You must have been terrified. I hope things work out with the EEG and something can be done to prevent it from happening again. I'll be thinking of you.

  8. Jess, I'm so sorry. I haven't seen Ella have a seizure since she was 3 days old and I can't imagine watching it now...that would break my heart. I also hate it when they can't tell you anything...so tired of doctors appts where you walk out knowing NOTHING! My prayers are for your mothers-heart...that the Lord protect you as you navigate this road...it can so seem like we are alone.

  9. I hope Logen's EEG went well today and the results are good.

    I'm sure you were terrified during the seizure, those short minutes seem like forever.

    And then the finger smashing to boot! You just can't catch a break.


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