Isn't the temporary spring warm up wonderful? Aren't the blooming flowers just beautiful? Too bad we can't enjoy it to the fullest extent since the boys (3 year old and 8.5 months old) are both under the weather. Just our luck. We've got spring fever, but of the rotten variety. The kind that keeps the boys down and cranky.
Before this week, when a fever hit, we typically took it in stride. Sometimes medicating, other times cooling them down by other means. And then, the worse of the worse happened. Carter's typical fever situation turned into a febrile seizure, it was the longest few minutes I've ever experienced. When his eyes rolled back into the back of his head, his lips turned blue from the clenching of his jaw, and body became stiff as a board - I thought I was losing my child.
Of some comfort is the fact that febrile seizures are fairly common. And despite knowing several close families that have experienced this, it was a scary experience. Kids aged 6 months to 5 years are most susceptible, and occurs in 1 out of every 25 children. From this point forward, I'm a huge fan of fever reducers and will not hesitate to mediate at the onset of a fever. Has anyone experienced this?