2/29/08

A Doctor and An EMT

It has been a busy week. Sunday started out with a visit to the clinic and the scare of a lifetime. Jonah was not a happy camper Sunday. I didn't go to church because I could tell he was not feeling good. I put him down for a nap around 11:15 because he had fallen alseep and went to let the dog in. I walked back in to check on him and he was laying flat on his back crying. This is not like him at all. I called the nurse after he had been crying for about 15-20 minutes. I was so scared for him, I didn't know if he had fallen or what. I didn't see any marks or anything. The nurse told me that if he didn't stop crying like he was (she could hear him on the phone) after I tried comforting him, that if he had been crying for an hour to take him to the ER but if he quit he made him an appointment at the doctors office. I tried EVERYTHING to calm him down. He never cries like that so I was beside myself. I called Andrew crying and he came home. We we about to pack him in the car to go to the ER when he fell asleep. I kept checking on him, like every 3 minutes. Andrew was laying next to him and I think he felt like I thought he didn't know what he was doing.

I had to wake Jonah up about 2:15 to take him to the clinic. When he got up, he was Jonah. I had taken his temp. when I called the nurse and he was 101.7. That was after Tylenol because I that that maybe his teeth were bothering him earlier in the day. So we went to the doctor where he was diagnosed with an ear infection in both ears. He had a fever of 101.3 there. We left with a prescription and went to Daddy's store to have it filled. As I was putting him in the buggy he starting shaking and he turned blue. I, of course, freaked out. A lady come rushing to help and thought he was choking. Someone called 911 and someone that works at the store that knows us called Andrew. He was sweet and stayed home with Noah. Jonah had come around some by the the ambulance and fire truck got there, but still wasn't Jonah. It is amazing how fast something can go wrong! I had called my mom and she called my Dad who was at church about 2 minutes away. He came and sat with me on the ambulance while we waited for Andrew to get there. It turned out he had a febrile seizure. Which, as I found out later is pretty normal for kids. I had the scare of my life though.

I am so thankful for everyone that was there to help. I don't know what I would have done if I had to be by myself. I thank God that it happened where it did and there were people there to kind of keep me calm. People called the store later and the next day to see how the baby was doing. Sometimes I think the world is so bad, and then there are days like Sunday when everyone seems so nice, caring, and giving. I truly think it is God who puts us in the right place at the right time. It has happened so many times in my life. Thank you God for my babies. I am giving them extra hugs and kisses now. You never know when life can change in an heartbeat.

Jonah is doing fine now and he is walking. He walked a lot today. He is such a sweet baby. It is cute to watch Noah and Jonah play a little bit together now. I can't believe that in a few short months I will have a 4 year old and and 1 year old. Where does time go?

5 loving comments:

marmee

I know this just scared you to death! Thank goodness Jonah is ok.

Anonymous

Heather - I'm so thankful that everything is fine now. I was so afraid, worrying about not only Jonah but about you! I could hear the fear in your voice when you called. I felt so helpless...thank goodness your dad was at the church so close by so he could be with you. I love you. Mom

Anonymous

I know you were scared! I was scared when I heard about it and it was all over with by then.Thank God that Jonah is o.k. I can"t wait to see him walking.Take care of yourself too.

Love, Mary

Mandy

Wow! I am glad to hear that all is well. So sorry you had that scare.

Jessica

I'm so glad Jonah is okay!! : )