Saturday, May 19, 2012

My New Friend, Febrile.

I don't want to dramatise what happened to Smidge last week because after all, one in thirty small children have a febrile seizure at some point don't they? But OMG!! I soooo want to dramatise what happened to Smidge last week :-/

Febrile seizures? My Smidge? Eeek, naaw..shudder shudder.

Why Smidge? Why?

And of course, If you're going to do something, then do it properly, right Smidge? don't bother with a straight forward febrile seizure, that would be too simple. Make sure its the A-typical kind and throw in a few special features too if you can. That would be much more in keeping with your usual style...


How could someone so adorable cause so much trouble?

I know there's no point in dwelling on it. It's as One-day Hubby and the good Doctor said, If you're going to dwell on anything, dwell on the good stuff. 

One-day Hubby, he's just relieved we got to the hospital on time. 
One-day Hubby, He's just pleased that there was no identified underlying cause, and, One-day Hubby he is altogether happy that (a) We got a take-home kid from NICU and (b) She doesn't have any known developmental problems.

And I'm happy about those things too, but at the same time as feeling guilty lucky, I worry too.

The latest cause for concern is that both Mister G and One-day Hubby have come down with heavy colds. As the seizures are temperature related, a cold may put Smidge at risk of another fitting episode.

In some ways, the more  prepared I feel for another febrile fit, the more relaxed I can be.
But on the other hand the more I think about seizures, the more anxious I feel!

But One way or another, I'm going to have to find a way to make my peace with this febrile friend, because if I don't, I will allow it to sneak in to my life and take over and then all the good stuff, won't seem so good any more, a trend that simply must be nipped in the bud at the earliest opportunity.

Don't ask me how.. but something has to happen because Smidge and Mister G, They deserve better.

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  1. Wow. I'm amazed you managed yo write that post in the way you did. Now I'M feeling guilty for having found it entertaining - and in places, yes amusing. Brilliant photo and graphic!

    At the same time though I completely understand the temptation to dwell - we know how awful it was for you. But to havr come out of it refusing to let it cloud the good stuff. Well, I totally take my hat off to you. I just hope it's a long time before this "friend" shows its face again xx

    1. THanks Christina,
      It is tempting to dwell, but if there's one thing I learned in NICU, it was to try and enjoy the good days, coz u never know what's round the corner!