not the best.

14 04 2009

Writing a post about good times is an easy task.  Writing a post about bad, crummy times is the kind of thing you procrastinate.

Last week was not the best.

On Monday evening we found out that Joe’s Grandfather had passed away. We drove straight to “small town” Iowa to be with his family.  It was a sad, sad time- but it was also great to be able to spend so much time with family. On Wednesday evening, at the wake- Miles had a seizure. So, there we were in small town, Iowa with a baby having a seizure. We had just gotten a new car and did not have his emergency medication (we usually keep it in the glove box) with us. It was so horrible to feel completely helpless. There was nothing we could do but wait for the rescue squad (as they call it in rural areas) and hope that Miles would come out of the seizure on his own…and quickly.  When Miles has a seizure, if  it lasts longer than 5 minutes, we are to give him diastat to help him come out of the seizure.

His little lips turned blue.

At about the 7 minute mark- he started to come out of it. A few moments later, the rescue squad arrived.

We took him to Grandma K’s house and put him to bed. Let me just say that we now have SEVERAL extra diastat kits!

Thursday was the funeral service. It was truly a service that Papa would have enjoyed and it was a great celebration of the remarkable man that he was. I hate that we had to go to his funeral, but it was really the best funeral I’ve ever attended.  His daughters each gave a heartfelt eulogy and the music was wonderful (thanks to my dear husband and his little brother).

Last week was exhausting in every possible way.  The weekend was much better.




2 responses

14 04 2009

Wow, talk about a tough, scary situation. Exactly what you said, “helpless”. I’m glad you have extra diastat kits now, but hope you never have to use them!!

15 04 2009

wow!! What a week..sorry that you had to go through all of that..and a 7 minute seizure…how scary that must have been.

Glad to ‘see’ you again online and we’re praying for Miles today with his surgery.

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