Thursday, January 20, 2011

blue is NOT evie's best color...

Hi Friends (:

We had quite the scare last night... I had the girls in the tub and I lifted Evie out to move her away from the faucet and put her back in... About two seconds later she went limp with a blue face and had quit breathing. I pulled her out of the tub, wrapped her up in a towel, cranked up her oxygen and screamed for John. It only took her 15-30 seconds for her to start shallow breaths and get back to pale (better than blue). A few minutes later she was more responsive, looking around and smiling a little.

We took her to the ER to get checked out, and of course she was happy-go-lucky Eve when we got there. They took her blood (not so happy at that point!) and a few of her numbers were out of whack, but we had them retested today and they are better. Not normal, but better.

So what happened? Well we are thinking it was a fluke deal... we cut her seizure meds in half, slowly weaning her down in the month of December, so it could have been a seizure. With her "seizure threshold" down she may have gotten warm-cold-warm when i lifted her out of the tub causing some sort of breathing episode. With her unique anatomy and physiology it's hard to know. Regardless I spent most of the day on the phone with her pediatrician, geneticist, neurologist, and clinical coordinator dotting our i's and crossing our t's to make sure everything is well documented and we're all on the same page.

I had enough guts to give her a bath tonight, and everything was fine. I guess she's just keeping me on my toes and making sure I remember how to keep cool and calm in the midst of crisis (: I do cry eventually, this time it hit me on the way home from the ER, and this morning. I told Eve this morning she was in "big trouble" for scaring us, and Lyla was thrilled to remind her all day that she was in big trouble. I guess Lyla's tired of being the only one in "big trouble" around here! (:

SO, she is GOOD now, God is GOOD all the time, and after a nap and a few migraine pills I am GOOD too.

Last night I was going to work on uploading my pics but obviously my plans were derailed a little (: I will get to them soon!

Love you friends, thanks for praying for us, caring about us, and checking in.

--- I almost forgot! Lyla was watching Monsters vs. Aliens tonight, and I had to laugh out loud when I heard this line. This is how I feel every time we wind up in the hospital (I, being Susan):

Gallaxar: You must be terrified. Waking up in a strange place, wearing strange clothing, being held captive by a strange being on a strange hovering device? Strange... isn't it?
Susan: Hardly, this isn't the first time.
Gallazhar: Wow, you really get around. To the extraction chamber!


  1. Holy WOW! I'd have been terrified! Hang in there Lindsey and give Evie a hug for us!

  2. Thinking of you & praying for you!

  3. Praying! Evie just wanted to make sure you still knew your stuff :) You are one strong Mom Lindsey!!
    Sarah Goldsberry

  4. So glad everything turned out ok!