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expat1609
18-06-2005, 09:59 PM
dear community,

wanna share my worst-ever experience with you, so if you happen to experience the same you won't get the same shock as we did today.

my son happened to be sick the last 3 days, lots of vomiting and so on, little fever also involved.
since he recovered yesterday we were waiting for his younger sister to follow him, and indeed she had fever this morning allready. anyway she was happy, playing and she followed me to do some shopping. coming home the fever was a bit higher allready, but she was happy with the new "disney princess-book" when suddenly she started shaking, twisting both eyes up and white foam comming out of her mouth. she did not react on anything and lokked like passing out slowly. you can immagine my wife paniced like hell and i will never forget that picture, her face, my little princessin her arms, when she brought - what we really believed at that time - our dying daughter to me.
i rushed her to sunway medical, jumping 3 red lights, worming between the cars like the motrobikes, before we arrived she was vomitting out all her inside and started to recover quite fast.
when the doctor arrived he told us that this is nothing serious, nothing to worry about to much - wow, spoke to another woman in the ward, same story, and she also thought her kid is leaving her....
what our little kid suffered was a febrile seizure.
that appears like an eptileptic attack with kids between 6 months and 5 years and outgrows then.
so for all of you parents pls read the link
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/febrile_seizures/detail_febrile_seizures.htm
so if you face that situation you don't panic like everybody else.

after that shock we are celebrating our daughters second birth today, even nothing really big happened.
btw. daughter in hospital for monitoring 24 hrs. only, no medication beside the fever-control, just in the unusual event of another attack.

mysticalangel
18-06-2005, 10:07 PM
Ouch..that's scary! Glad that u dotter's okay now. :)

expat1609
18-06-2005, 10:16 PM
Ouch..that's scary! Glad that u dotter's okay now. :)
thx, and thank god it is only scary but not dangerous !!!!!!

monster
18-06-2005, 10:16 PM
Thanks for sharing. Now I'm more aware & know what to do should the same situation arise with my 3 year old & 2 month old.

expat1609
18-06-2005, 10:29 PM
Thanks for sharing. Now I'm more aware & know what to do should the same situation arise with my 3 year old & 2 month old.

pls., all of you forumers, share this with all your friends and family, i am sure you will anyway.
i don't wish my worst enemy (hope don't have one ;) ) to get shocked like we did !!!!!!

Joe Gomez
19-06-2005, 08:49 AM
expat, I share your relief and thank God that your prince & princess are both out of it and that it was not a serious thing.
However, if it is age related i.e u say that it tends to afflict " kids between 6 months and 5 years " who then would "outgrow" this, I am a little puzzled as to how come both your children were affected in quick succession.
I read thru the link you provided ..... cant figure that out.
Did the Dr's throw any light on that ?

I read in your link that if the seizures happens at a later age (i.e close to 5 years of age ) the likelihood of it repeating is slim.

Again, I am glad the worst is over.
God bless you and your family, man.

expat1609
19-06-2005, 02:03 PM
expat, I share your relief and thank God that your prince & princess are both out of it and that it was not a serious thing.
However, if it is age related i.e u say that it tends to afflict " kids between 6 months and 5 years " who then would "outgrow" this, I am a little puzzled as to how come both your children were affected in quick succession.
I read thru the link you provided ..... cant figure that out.
Did the Dr's throw any light on that ?

I read in your link that if the seizures happens at a later age (i.e close to 5 years of age ) the likelihood of it repeating is slim.

Again, I am glad the worst is over.
God bless you and your family, man.
thx for your sympathies
my son was not suffering this attack, he had a normal infection stomache-problem, and thats why we thought my daughter is having fever for the same reason one day later.
anyway this seizures happen usually when the fever increases to much in a short period and the reason can be any infection.
guess you have seen rocky, when his friend died in the ring vs. ivan drago.
that was exactly how our princess was shaking, plus the white foam from her mouth and the eyes turning upwards. so as every doc will confirm it looks horrible for a parent to see the kid like that.
even my brain says it is ok, it is over my heart and stomach are still in that my baby, my baby-mood.

just want to share it with all the parents that also never heard of it before.
the panic will be there, no question, but in the back of their haeds must be "it will be over in 5 minutes and is not serious" instead of our and many others "my kid is going to die"
so every parent grandparent uncle ..... take a quick look at the link and you will understand very easy what to do when you face it.

GreenBug
19-06-2005, 03:19 PM
Glad your princess is okay now. Thanks for sharing the experience and link website. Take care, mate! HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! :D

orchipalar
19-06-2005, 09:08 PM
Err...dear Expat:)...thanks for sharing the dreadful experience here...'Al-Hamdulillah...'...your kids are doing fine now...:)

May you n the rest of the proud fathers...n grandfathers...have a great father's day celebration...:)

Alexius Lim
20-06-2005, 03:37 AM
expat, I share your relief and thank God that your prince & princess are both out of it and that it was not a serious thing.
However, if it is age related i.e u say that it tends to afflict " kids between 6 months and 5 years " who then would "outgrow" this, I am a little puzzled as to how come both your children were affected in quick succession.
I read thru the link you provided ..... cant figure that out.
Did the Dr's throw any light on that ?

I read in your link that if the seizures happens at a later age (i.e close to 5 years of age ) the likelihood of it repeating is slim.

Again, I am glad the worst is over.
God bless you and your family, man.


JG and all.... hi'y'all....

I read somewhere that sometimes putting a kid in front of a TV showing those cartoons with high-speed flashes... ( like them silly Powerpuff Girls series and some Japanese anime cartoons...) can cause seizures...

Becos of the possibility of this happening, I have banned my kids from Nickelodeon & Cartoon Network because of these and they can only watch these channels under parent supervision...

Thought you guys wud wanna know this possibility...