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blueeyedmanda

Send Good Thoughts For My Little Niece

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On Friday night, my 5 month old niece started to feel sick and had a slight fever. All of a sudden the fever spiked and she had a seizure. They sent her home from the ER and gave her an antibiotic and said it was an infection....today she was doing well and then out of no where another seizure and once again a tmep spike.

She is a tiny baby too. So we are really worried, plus it is my sisters first. They are back at the hospital and I am waiting on news.

Please keep them in your thoughts.

Amanda

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Oh no, Amanda, that's horrible! I'm sure everything will be okay, but its always so scary when a new baby is sick, especially when they're THAT sick. Hang in there and I'm sure time will work its magic and she'll be back to normal in no time. I'm glad they got her to the hospital right away. I'm sure she's in good hands.

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Oh Amanda,

(((Hugs))) I'm so sorry to hear this. I know this must be so difficult for everyone in your family. I will definitely keep you and your loved ones in my prayers! Please keep us posted on how your little niece is doing.

Peace and blessings to your family. -Julie

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I am so sorry, i will for sure keep her in my thoughts. I hope they keep her overnight. Please keep us updated on her. She is too little to be going threw this, poor little thing.

paula

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Sending prayers her way!

Friends of mine had a baby the same time we had Eileen (who is now 14). Well, for the first two years, their girl Tori, used to spike fevers very quickly and have seizures. She outgrew them by the time she was 2. It was really scary for the parents though.....

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Karen

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Amanda,

Good Luck and Prayers to your family!!!

My good friends daughter had febrile seizures. Kids usually outgrow them by the time they are five. It is not dependant on how high the temp gets but by how fast it gets there. By the time her daughter was 3, she could actually tell her mom it was coming . . . actually, she would say in a moaning voice "Mommy, medicine", then the mom would immediately give her tylenol and strip her down and use cool wash cloths. Of course they had no idea if they actually prevented another seizure, but the believed they did. Hopefully, it's nothing more serious than that . . . but knowing what they are and knowing that they will outgrow them doesn't make them any less scary.

Hopefully, you will all have answers soon!!

Hugs and Take Care,

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Amanda I hope everything is going ok with your niece.

A month ago one of my nurses that I work with she had her grandson in the back seat of her car taking him to the store to get some medicine for his cold and with the car being hot from the sun it was a 100 plus day outside so the car was even hotter, when they got back into the car his lowgrade fever spiked really fast that he had started having febrile seizure, she at that moment looked in her rear view mirror say that he was blue and having a seizure that luckily she was still in the parking lot of the store. She got him out of the car and stopped cars passing by her by standing infront of the cars while giving rescue breaths and telling the ladies who stopped to call 911, her daughter here at work and everybody else. Thank goodness it was her and not the other grandmother because it may not have been as pretty. It turns out that he had a double ear infection in both ears, the ER docs told her that he was lucky that she had enough sense to get him out of the car like she did.

Amanda my daughter and I will keep your niece in our prayers

donna

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Hi, sorry to hear about your neice. My oldest son had what they call febrile seizures. He was 13 months old when they started and lasted until about age 3. He was put on phenobarbitol. He had to take this medicaine 2 to 3 times a day every day. Usually tylenol doesnt help except bring the fever down. The phenobarbitol would help aid with the seizure. When he would even get a temp just below 100 he would start with a seizure. It may very well be infection related but I would also try to get a second opinion. In my sons case, as I found out later, I had the same thing at approximately the same age my son was. I had no clue and was trying to get a history on his father as he was not in the picture.

So good luck and see if they can get a second opinion just to be sure. Babies being sick is no fun. I do hope they find out what is wrong and can help her

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Hi, sorry to hear about your neice. My oldest son had what they call febrile seizures. He was 13 months old when they started and lasted until about age 3. He was put on phenobarbitol. He had to take this medicaine 2 to 3 times a day every day. Usually tylenol doesnt help except bring the fever down. The phenobarbitol would help aid with the seizure. When he would even get a temp just below 100 he would start with a seizure. It may very well be infection related but I would also try to get a second opinion. In my sons case, as I found out later, I had the same thing at approximately the same age my son was. I had no clue and was trying to get a history on his father as he was not in the picture.

So good luck and see if they can get a second opinion just to be sure. Babies being sick is no fun. I do hope they find out what is wrong and can help her

She followed up with the Ped dr this morning, who is saying it is a viral infection. So we are keeping our fingers crossed that the meds will kick it and she will be her smiling self again.

BTW. I love your avatar!

Thanks Everyone for the kind words :) We all appreciate it.

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I will keep your niece in my prayers. Never any fun to have a sick child ...esp when they get seizures from fever. Kathryn had them when she was little - with a temperature spike.

Actually Kathyrn had a seizure when she was 13 and needed an appendectomy - she went from 102 to 104.5 in a matter of 30 minutes...luckily we were in emerg and they got an IV into her and they cooled her off a bit.

Even though intellectually I knew it was febrile seizure and due to a sudden rise in her temperature...it is frightening! It is all the more scary when a baby or small child has them - becasue they are little and so helpless.

Keep us updated...

Sandy

PS - make sure her mom is insistent about second opinion if the fever stays and doesnt go back to normal. Kawasaki disease is characterized by fever that is unresponsive to tylenol or ibuprofen and persists for 5 - 10 days, accompanied by rashes and lethargy (out of proportion to fever), as well as some other signs. Kathryn had it and was not diagnosed til 20 days after the initial fever....they can do a lot if they catch it early.

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actually very well, no fevers, smiling and playful again. Viral Infection was the final outcome. She checked out fine with her Ped Md as well. I'm glad :) She is such a little peanut. Thats her nickname.

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actually very well, no fevers, smiling and playful again. Viral Infection was the final outcome. She checked out fine with her Ped Md as well. I'm glad :) She is such a little peanut. Thats her nickname.

:o I just saw this! How did I miss it????

SO SO glad the little peanut is doing better. :) Let us pray is stays this way! Keep us updated.

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So this weekend Silvia cut her first tooth, so when she had another fever and some D my mom assured Tammy that sometimes when they cut teeth they do not feel as well. (no painful cutting of teeth though :)) SO today the seziures started again and the baby was taken to the ER. In the ER she stopped breathing. They did a lot of tests and she was diagnosed with aferbile seziures.

They also did a urine test and her WBC is high which is indicating that she is fighting an infection. Tomorrow she is having an EEg to see what if anything else could cause the seziures.

Just a little update for you guys....not exactly good news....:(

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I only just saw this thread--I'm so sorry! Sending prayers and good thoughts Silvia's way and yours, too, Amanda! Please keep us posted.

When I was looking up Noah's encephalitis, I saw several links to "vaccine-induced encephalitis." Given her history, I would delay all vaccines until she is much, much older.

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I only just saw this thread--I'm so sorry! Sending prayers and good thoughts Silvia's way and yours, too, Amanda! Please keep us posted.

When I was looking up Noah's encephalitis, I saw several links to "vaccine-induced encephalitis." Given her history, I would delay all vaccines until she is much, much older.

Thanks for the heads up, I will pass along that info. I know my sister is very scared right now.

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