Here we go again…


On the way to the kid’s UTC DS had a febrile seizure (#4). This was our first time going to this place, and they were beyond awesome.

He was still having the seizure when we got there, but starting coming around a few minutes later. At the time his temp was 102.5, and when we started checking out it was 103.6! 😯

He doesn’t respond well to Tylenol. His fevers laugh at it and keep on climbing. The nurse gave him a dose of Motrin, and within 15 minutes his temperature starting falling.

When he gets fevers like this, we can’t go more than 5 minutes past the time his next does of Motrin is due, or his fever shoots up. It was 30 minutes past when his temp rose to 103. They were kind of surprised it was that high because he was looking and acting so much better than when we first got there.

They did do a quick strep swab, and it came back negative. One thing the UTC Doctor recommended was getting him a Ped EEG just to cover all our bases. Since he had the CAT scan and spinal tap the last time he had seizures, it makes sense to rule out any other potential issues.

Hopefully we’ll have a quite rest of the week.

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6 thoughts on “Here we go again…

  1. Oh, I’m so sorry to hear about the febrile seizure. My DD1 had 2 of them, and I know just how scared and helpless you feel when they are happening. Her Doc & the docs at the pediatric emergency room said that most of the time, these are not related to any adult seizure disorders, they don’t normally cause any harm to the children, and they usually grow out of them by age 5. My Daughter has had any in a while, so I’m hoping they are done, but I was told that it tends to run in families, so I watch both kids close when they are sick. Keep up with the motrin & tylenol, and I will be praying for good test results. πŸ™‚
    Hugs,
    HSG

  2. So sorry to read your little one had another seizure. It’s so frustrating to not know WHY! We have some friends here whose little 1 yo dd has been having seizures.. She’s had a bunch of tests, too.

  3. Kristine/SHS

    Oh, Jen, so frightening about another seizure. Reassuring that the doc is making sure to rule out any aggravators.

  4. My brother had febrile seizures as a kid, so we weren’t that surprised when dd had one when she was about 15 months old. It does tend to run in families.

    Have you done the alternating of Tylenol and Motrin? You give SOMETHING every 3 hours…..so it could go like this:
    noon–Motrin
    3p–Tylenol
    6p–Motrin
    9p–Tylenol
    etc

    So Motrin is not given any more than every 6 hours and Tylenol is not given any more than every 6 hours. Seems to work well for many kids.

    HTH.

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