Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ana Banana


We just thought we'd show you a picture of our cute little Ana Banana at the hospital in her cute little green gown and yellow socks. She sure was a cute one. So, Wed we spent the whole day getting ready to come to Utah...packing, laundry, cleaning, cutting up fruits and vegetables...everything. Ana was cute and even helped with cleaning out the car so that things would be super easy for Thursday morning. Around 5a.m. Ana came in and told me that she wet the bed but she had already changed her clothes and everything...she was really keyed up about the trip and took a while to go back to sleep. I had her lay down in my bed because James was leaving. About 6:45 I had just fallen back asleep and I noticed the blanket was vibrating and I was a tad bit annoyed. I turned over to ask Ana what was going on when I got the surprise of my life. Ana was have a full on seizure. It took a minute for me to process what was going on. I looked at her, grabbed her shoulders to get a good look and then jumped off the bed to call 911. She had finished the seizure before they got there but I was very shaken up. The kids were all down stairs letting the paramedics in the house. 7 people come running up the stairs to check her out and said she look platonic. As I was being questioned by the fireman and police officer one of the paramedics scooped her up and carried off to the ambulance. That was not so fun. I got all the boys in the shower for something to do and go them out the door for school and took the two little ones to the neighbor. I went to pick up James and finally made it to the hospital to see how our little gal was doing. She didn't like the IV and her only concern was wetting the bed...she didn't remember anything else. I had to try not to laugh.
We met with a pediatric neurologist and he did a test on Ana and said she was fine. She had an ultrasound of her heart and then an EEG. She had a MRI also just to cover all the bases. I went to get the other kids and we went to the store where everyone picked out a little something for Ana. It was so much fun for them to do something nice for their sister. They were so excited. We hung out with her at the hospital and finally left while James waited for the doctor to come back with all the test results. She was diagnosed with Begning Rolandic Epilepsy and a heart murmur. As scary as it is...it could be much worse. The heart murmur is not a big deal and the epilepsy is something that won't hurt her. We are happy with the results since we know they could have been much worse. I had her sleep on the floor next to my bed so that I could keep an eye on her. I think I got about 3 hours of sleep that night....the dr. said that's typical behavior of the parents. Oh well. I have had a hard time adjusting and letting it all sink in. One thing that I know for sure is that the Lord knows us and what we are going through and he has never left us. I know that He loves us and is mindful of our little family. I'm thankful to have such a beautiful daughter and I know that we will all move forward and trust in the Lord. I am so thankful for all the support and love we have felt from our family and friends! I don't know how I would have gotten through this without everyone....I'm a bit of a baby but I appreciate all of you!!!

7 comments:

Nate and Jessica said...

I'm so glad she's okay now. That must've been so scary. I love you guys!!!!

The Guymon Family said...

I don't usually comment on blogs, but I just wanted to let you know how traumatic living with seizures can be! About 7 years ago I started having grand mal seizures after a medication reaction. This last 8 months I have finally been seizure free since they switched me to a liquid medication. So, if you ever have any questions, you can ask away! My poor family has been so great with mine! They all had to learn how to react with me, as I would often try to run off and not know them after having one. We now all have some pretty good funny stories to tell. For me, the only way I even know I have one is if I injure myself. ( 13 stitches in my head, broken bones, and so many bruises!) But usually I just feel really tired and my muscles are all stiff as if I had a charlie horse in every muscle. But, I think it has been far worse for everyone else. I dont ever remember a thing. I do know that I am extremely private about having them, and I dont like others knowing. Now I can almost always tell if I am going to have one, and I will go lay down. But it took a lot of seizures to figure out what triggered mine. Lack of sleep and certain medications are usually what triggers mine. But, I do know that its really frightening for others to see. My son Nephi has been the one that has almost always had to deal with mine and he is terrific. Anyway, I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of your family! I hope Ana is feeling better! By the way, our grandaughter is named Anna, and we call her Anna Banana too!
Connie

Dasha said...

How scary, but I am sooooo glad that she's better now. Kind sucks that you can't take your trip. But at least you live in a beautiful place. Cali is way better than Utah, right? lol Anyway, glad to hear some good news and that she may even grow out of it. That would be ideal. You're a wonderful mom. You are such an example to me. I don't know if you knew that but you are. I'm going to miss our random chit chats and your fun personality! Know that you and your whole sweet family are loved all the way from Virginia!

Karyann said...

I am so sorry to hear that that happened to cute ana! That is so scary. I am thrilled that she is happy and well and I am glad you share these things so that we can keep in touch. love ya

Ang said...

Wow. We missed you at the wedding. I was so looking forward to seeing you, but I know you needed to be home. You're not a baby, you're just a good mom. Poor little sweetie!

karlee said...

Sheesh! That is way scary! I'm glad everything is okay. I will keep you guys in my prayers. I still haven't written up the craigslist thing for James and I feel like such a scum!! I get so busy and I forget.

Carissa J said...

I'm glad she's alright. I can't imagine how scary that must have been for you!