By Braddah Lance
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. 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!