Target(ed)

June 10th, 2013
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I don't know how parents with multiple keiki do it cause we only have one and it's been an adventure so far for almost three years. It's an experience I can honestly say I am enjoying but dat usually is da case wen things are going good.

Last night wasn't one of 'em.

Not quite three months ago, Da Wife and I had da scare of our lives (Da MOST Scariest Three Minutes I Don't Evah Want To Face Again) and evah since then, we became on guard for any future fever to come since we know it's inevitable.

Late last night - while treating Da Baby's fever how we normally do - it was eerily similar to her previous fever. No symptoms of any common illness like a runny nose, coughing or soreness - just a fever. We had her in da tub to cool her down and aftah it went down slightly, we put her back to bed. Not more than 15 minutes latah we had her sitting back in da tub then aftah about 10 minutes, she started to cry differently. She leaned back a little almost tantrum like (which she NEVAH does) but looked a little rigid doing it.

Da Wife and I glanced at each oddah - knowing wat we were both tinking - and immediately took her out of da tub and put her down on her left side. Aftah a couple more seconds of cries, she started to seize. Dis time it was much worse - and longah - then da first (details omitted). We remained calm as could be but being how it was longah and more intense than da first, we didn't take any chances aftah recognizing da severity and called 911.

We did wat we needed to do and it did help her go through da seizure but it wasn't as traumatic as da recovery period. Now dat was something new we learned as well but it was something I couldn't stand even though I had to. We were told da brain had to "calm down" and reset so da longah da seizure was, da longah da recovery period. As she was laying in da hospital bed, she still had a dazed look coming in and out of reality along with these facial twitches, dat she nevah does, while still having some rigidity left ovah. It was such a helpless feeling staring at her not being able to do anything but just..... waiting.

It is definitely times like dis dat I wish WWD! didn't run in da bloodline. :mad: Some of you may say - and tink - it happens to oddahs, and I concede dat it does, but along wit all da oddah madness dat happens around me, it just sucks okole.

But I will tell you one thing for certain, we will NEVAH shop at Target wit Da Baby in tow EVAH AGAIN! Truthfully nothing against da company or products but EVERY single time we went there, Da Baby had come back with dis "fever". No bu'lai.

Wassup Wit Dat!

At least dat way there's one less bulls eye dat we can control. :grin:








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16 Responses to “Target(ed)”

  1. Glenn D:

    Howzit BL.
    Just got hea!!


  2. Glenn D:

    Eh BL, I am sooo sorry to hear about this.
    I cannot imagine how scary it must have been and how helpless you felt.
    My godson is 6 months old and I truly hope we don't go through the same thing you did.
    I hope for da best for you.


  3. sally:

    Nothing we do or say can "fix" what you and daWife are feeling, much less daBaby. I've had my share of E.R. and hospital stays but never anything to this severity. Prayers for healing and calming go out to you, I am so sorry this is all happening. Please know that we all care.


  4. Lowtone123:

    BL, our thoughts are with you and your family.


  5. Uncle Rodney:

    Wow. Like sally said, please know that we all care BL. And we are thinking about you and Da Wife and especially Da Baby.


  6. dihudfan:

    sorry to hea about your girl... hope she doin bettah!! went thru that wen my girl wuz about the same age as yours... doctors prescribed using phenobarb every time my girl had a fever... that wen help, I guess... nevah had a seizure aftah dat... dat wuz spooky everytime she got a cold... good luck to you, hope you don't have to go thru dat anymore!!!


  7. Ynaku:

    Yes BL, we are all concerned for your little one too. Sorry your Ohana has to go through that.


  8. CoconutWilly:

    Wow! Glad everything is going to be okay.


  9. kamaaina808:

    Prayers for your little one and of course you & da Wife, too.


  10. wafan:

    She's going to be a super special person just like her mom.

    Oh, and the dad, too, I guess.


  11. Bren:

    I hope your daughter is doing well, I went through the same thing but not as bad, my daughters doctor did prescribe phenobarbital as well, and that helped. That's all it takes to go through one of the episode and you don't want to go through it again. Take care of yourself and your family, I will put you in my prayers.


  12. cojef:

    Scary episode, hope she is doing bettah and pray for her speedy recovery. For the parents, really another journey through life that makes the bond stronger. Keep a stiff upper lip and pray like you never did before.


  13. Jeannette:

    Special thoughts going your way.


  14. snow:

    *sigh* das why hard. hope da baby is feeling better!! i can't imagine being in your shoes, watching your child suffer. hope this is the last one! and, yes, we are always hoping and praying for the best for you and your family, especially da baby!


  15. Kage:

    Thoughts are with you and your ohana. Glad everything is going to be okay.


  16. Braddah Lance:

    Mahalos to you all for your well wishes, prayers and thoughts. I'm certain dat energy will be felt and help. She's still battling cause she's a fighter but at least it's a winning battle.

    Da WWD! is da bestest!