I want to thank all our friends and family that wished us well today. We really appreciate all your support. Abigail is doing great. She’s been her normal self today. For example, the dog is covered with stickers. Things have been pretty normal.
There have been a pretty wide variety of reactions. When I told my mother that Abigail had a seizure, she just said, “Yeah,” as though that were the most common thing in the world. I mean, if she’d made a fuss everytime I’d had a seizure…
It turns out she thought I said fever. No doubt when I mentioned EMTs she became concerned about some latent hypochondria in me.
We slept with Abigail in our bed last night, which was relaxing for Jessica and I. We wouldn’t have been able to sleep otherwise. We would have been jumping at every rustle and sigh from the monitor.
However, Abigail immediately spread out like she was trying out for lead singer of Creed. That made our already small bed into a tiny one. Plus she needed to have her baby handy. And she woke up more than once in the middle of the night to say, “Hi, Maggie!” Sadly, Maggie was downstairs and didn’t get to receive her greeting personally.
Those wake ups don’t count the ones we induced to give her medicine. We woke her up every three hours, alternating between tylenol and motrin to maximize the fever reduction. The first time we tried this, she was extremely displeased, shaking her head back and forth as we tried to get the dropper in her mouth. By the fourth time, she held the dropper between her teeth, sucking out every last drop of sweet medicated goodness.
“Abbey’s helping daddy,” she said, when I finally popped it free.
The only really tough part of the day was naptime. The seizure happened near the end of her nap yesterday and I don’t think either Jessica or I could relax during Abigail’s daily rest today. We were both exhausted and could have used a nap ourselves, but instead we were busy around the house and checking on Abigail every half an hour or so.
But she came through it just fine. A little grumpy, but that’s pretty normal. I wake up from naps pretty much the same way.
I’ll keep you posted if there are any changes, but again, thank you for your thoughts. I think we’re going to be just fine.