As many of you know, Paisley had a seizure last night. I just want to thank you all for the prayers and concern for our sweet girl. It was the scariest moment of my life. I picked her up from daycare after I got a call saying she woke up from her nap with a 102.6 fever. I immediately took her to urgent care because I had a feeling she had the flu. She tested positive. It was no surprise because all but two other kids in her class were home sick as well. If you haven’t got your flu shot for the year do it now! They prescribed her Tamiflu and Tylenol to take the edge off of the fever. All of the pharmacies in Ada were completely out so my parents drove to the Seminole Walmart Pharmacy to pick up the last dose they had. By this point I’m exhausted and upset because I can’t get what she needs to her ASAP. I had been at the Chiropractor previously that day because my neck had been inflamed and I am unable to turn it left and right. Zack watched Paisley and I laid down and took a muscle relaxer to relieve the tension. I had been out for an hour but it felt like 5 minutes.
Then I heard my husband scream. I’ve played it over and over in my head all day today. This very moment. My husband rushing out of our room screaming that Paisley was having a seizure. I couldn’t move, I couldn’t breathe, I was in utter shock. This couldn’t be happening. They were gone in an instant and my mom and I jumped in her suburban and drove me to the hospital. I felt as if my heart was being ripped out of my chest and life as I knew it, my daughter’s precious life, was no longer in my hands or care. I couldn’t breathe. The worst feeling in the world is not knowing what is wrong with your child. Not knowing if whatever it is, if you can make it to the hospital on time. How to fix what is hurting her. If they made it. Are the doctors with her? I pulled up and rushed in, running down the hall until I found her room.
There she was, her tiny body laying on that big hospital bed passed out on oxygen. She was going to wake up. She was going to be fine. “Praise God, she is going to be OK. She is going to wake up.” I dropped to my knees and held her little hand and cried and prayed and kissed her. I can’t describe the way I felt or how my husband felt bringing his daughter into an emergency room. Her little hand gripping his t-shirt while she was having a seizure. It was a living nightmare. I never wanted to let her go. I never want to experience this again. When the doctor had come in, he explained to us that with the Tamiflu and Tylenol, her temperature dropped so fast, it sent her into a seizure. She was going to be OK. After x-rays, an IV, and a breathing treatment, we got to come home. Praise God we are bringing our girl home. I know that this happens to a lot of people its just so scary. It’s absolutely terrifying.
So, I want to thank all of our friends and family who prayed for us, sent messages, called, and expressed concern. God is so good to us. His love is unfailing. We heard and felt those prayers and God healed our little girl. We appreciate them more than you know.
Zack spent the day with her while they napped, watched movies, and took it easy. Moments like that make you realize how precious life is and how quickly something can change it. Cherish and love your babies. Soak in every minute.