Tuesday, June 3, 2008

back from reality

It has been awhile since my last post, mainly because it has taken me awhile to recover from our latest escapade, a stay at the Vermont Children's Hospital.

Lilian was sick over Memorial Day weekend, and the day after her fever broke, she had four episodes of grand mal seizures. During the first one, I called 911 and the other three happened in the ER. Due to the nature of the seizures and the duration of the entire event, fibral seizures (due to fever) were ruled out and we were admitted to the hospital for EEG testing and an MRI. At one point, the CAT scan showed that she may have had a developmental abnormality in her brain, but that was ruled out once the MRI results came in. While that was a relief, we still don't know the exact cause of the seizures, and therefore don't know if there will be more in her future. For now, we can (sort of) act as if it never happened and go about our normal business.

if it is possible to have a "money shot" of your child in the hospital, this one was it.

Lili is fully recovered from her hospital stay, with a little more insecurity at night time. The stay in the hospital was pretty interesting to say the least, given that our tremendously independent daughter was having trouble walking due to the anti-seizure medication she was on, and was also much funnier than usual having been literally drugged up. I'm taking a little longer to recover, especially since Keith is on a business trip in Texas. Luckily, Jio Jio and Jio Ma (aka Scott and Alicia) came up, as did Gina (Boo ya) to help me recover and to entertain Lilian for me while I came out of the haze.

So, let's go back to our regularly scheduled program of playgrounds and snack times, shall we?


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