We quickly grabbed a few items, called my friend Jessica, and got Ada and John in the car. All the while I was second guessing myself, thinking maybe she was just having night terrors caused by the zofran. We pressed on, however, and left John with Jessica, and headed to the emergency room. Ada was sound asleep in the car, and she had several episodes on the way to the hospital.
Again, a long story short, a nurse saw Ada have an "episode," (which I prayed that a nurse or doctor would witness it, by the way), and she confirmed that it was, indeed, a seizure. Last night Ada had a cat scan, which came back normal (Praise the Lord), so now we are just trying to figure out what is causing the seizures (which Ada continued to have throughout the night). Best case scenario is that Ada's low glucose and potassium levels are the cause (a result of the stomach virus), and the doctors and nurses suspect that Ada has rotavirus, so the yuckiness continues. However, we are still praying that the low levels are the cause because once she is well and hydrated, the seizures should stop. Of course, they have to rule out other causes, so...
we spent last night at the hospital, Ada is scheduled for an EEG today and possibly (hopefully not) an MRI. Ada is still not drinking or eating much at all, but she is getting that wonderful IV. My mom is here, and Scott just left to relieve poor Jessica who has our John. Plus I am DYING to see John, so Scott is going to bring him here. Later, mom will return to my house with John, as Scott and I wait to see what direction the doctors go next.
Ada has been a trooper as she endured much last night, but she is weary and asking to go home. She also wants that IV OUT!! I guess the main reason I even blog this is to ask that you join us in prayer. We are praying for answers, hopefully easily solvable answers. We are praying for strength and courage for Ada, and the same for us as we face the unknown (though I am really very, very hopeful that this will all be solved by some hydration). Also pray that John will be a trooper as well. (Praise the Lord, he slept well at Jessica's last night, and Jessica said that he has been playing happily today).
Anyway...I will keep everyone posted, and I will leave with a few pictures of the patient.
our goal for the day...really our goal is to figure out the why behind the seizures.
And just for fun because he's my stinker (thanks again, Jessica!!)
And that is what is going on with us. Again, we really don't feel worried, just anxious to get to the bottom of it, but really, it all seems connected to the virus, and I think it will get cleared up!!