Saturday, May 22, 2010

Gwen's hospital day. April 9, 2010

Last month Gwen scared the crap out of me.  We were sleeping peacefully and all of a sudden, I am woken up by Gwen shaking next to me.  I picked her up, and she had a vacant expression, and was just twitching.  I called 911, with no idea what was happening.  It didn't even really dawn on me that she was having a seizure!  I just kept thinking I was losing her, and that I couldn't handle losing another one of my babies!  After spending the day in the hospital, running some test, we finally went home.  We followed up with a neurologist that two different people recommended and decided to take the 'wait and see' approach that he suggested.  So far, Gwen has been completely normal and no other seizures.  Sometimes though, when we're sleeping, she twitches and I think OH NO!  She't going to have another one!   At least if it were to happen again, I probably wouldn't freak out as much, since I'm more aware of what's happening.
So, I wrote this over a week ago, but wanted to add some pics.. and I just now uploaded them, so here you go! 
Gwen was so tired the whole day.. 
So worried about my baby girl!  :(

Daddy was sad too!
Gwen getting her EEG done.. while watching TV

She was SOOO hungry and finally got to eat after the EEG was done! 


Margie P. Ryan said...

I can attest that it was a very scary day for her Grandma also. She did great going through all of the tests.

Inanna said...

Poor little sweetie! That must have been terrifying for you. :( I'm glad she's okay.

Fireflyforever said...

Oh Shannon, I've only just seen this. Oh sweetie, I can only imagine how horrible it must have been. I have tried so hard not to over-protect the other three because of Emma's death but I lose an rationality when they're ill - it just scares me. Huge hugs to you and brave, little Gwen.

Heather E said...

Oh my! I haven't checked blogs in a long time. Poor little Gwenie and a scary time for all. I am glad that she has been fine since!