Have you had any major or minor health scares with your children?

@ladym33 (11007)
United States
December 15, 2009 11:42am CST
My son is in surgery right now. There is a computer here at the hospital that people can use. I am happy to have the computer as it is keeping my mind busy other wise I would probably be panicking, my son's surgery is taking longer than they said it would so I am kind of worried. Have you ever had any major or minor health scares with your children?
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• United States
15 Dec 09
When I was pregnant and my son was almost two years old he had a seizure. I was home alone while my husband was at work and I noticed that my son was breathing weirdly in his playpen and so I went to go check on him and pick him up and when I picked him up his eyes rolled back into his head and it scared the living crap out of me....I tried to get him to "wake" up but he didn't and he felt so stiff. I called 911 immediately and it turned out that even though there was no signs of being sick he had a fever that spiked from normal to 110 degrees within a matter of minutes and it caused him to seizure, there was no sign of sickness before and there is no real reason for why this happened but it was one of the scariest things I have ever dealt with, I remember screaming so loud and being so scared that I was going to lose him. He had to spend three days in the hospital with an IV and has been fine every since and nothing like that has happened again but I also make sure to watch them both very closely whenever they get sick or even a small fever...
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@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
16 Dec 09
That would have been very scary, I am sure I would have freaked out too. I am glad he is OK now.
• United States
16 Dec 09
Thanks a bunch ladym =)
• United States
15 Dec 09
Both my kids are healthy and I'm thankful. Our daughter was born with a small hole in her heart and we were really scared but it healed itself and you would never have known. I hope things are going to be okay with you. Please keep us updated.
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@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
16 Dec 09
The surgery went fine, but he has been pretty out of ever since, and he can not open either of his eyes due to pain. Hopefully he will be able to open at least one of them tomorrow. Other than being overly tired and his eyes being sore he seems fine, at least I hope so. I am sure it will take a few days to know for sure if everything went perfectly or not with his eye.
@littleone3 (2065)
15 Dec 09
I hope that your son's surgery goes well and that he recovers quickly When my eldest son was about 9 months old he was diagnosed with a heart murmur but they decided not to do anything about it as it was slight. He is now a very healthy and happy 18 year old. My third son who will be 9 next week was rushed back into hospital at just 2 days old he started breathing funny when the midwife was visiting and she insisted that when took him in. It turned out that he had some sort of infection and had to spend the next week in hospital. So ended up spending his first Christmas in hospital which as you can imagine was one of my worst Christmas ever. My other three children have got into the usual scrapes but thankfully nothing major. My daughter broke her hand, my other son has fractured his fingers and chipped his elbow. My youngest son crushed his thumb when he got it shut in a door. My thoughts and best wishes are with your son.
@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
16 Dec 09
Sounds like you have had your fair shair. I am sure raising 5 children is quite a challenge, I have 3 and they keep me hopping.
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
16 Dec 09
Sorry to hear about your son being in surgery Ladym; I hope he is ok. I have 3 children (all grown up now), but my first was born with spina bifida and we were told she wouldn't survive. After the initial shock, we researched the condition, and were determined to do everything we could for her. We got her through her first year and she had back surgery when she was a year old. After the surgery, we were told that she would never walk, be incontinent, never have children and may have learning difficulties. She proved the doctors wrong in all of their predictions, and grew up normally, in spite of having numerous back surgeries throughout her life. She is almost 33 now and has had two beautiful children; however, she will have ongoing problems for the rest of her life. We call her our "little battler"! I hope your son comes through the surgery ok ladym - you will both be in my prayers.
@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
16 Dec 09
Bless her heart, she sounds like a real fighter.
• United States
24 Dec 09
My best friend's little girl has spina bifida. It's really scary. She's only 12, but has a slew of other problems. It is nice to hear a success. It is encouraging.
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
15 Dec 09
my son was born with a double urinary tract, it caused urine to go back up into the kidney and so it was always a problem and he would always have infections and and he has one kidney that functions but never grew. It was pretty scary stuff.
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@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
16 Dec 09
That must have been very difficult, is he functioning well now?
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
16 Dec 09
don't know he is 33 now and hasn't had it checked out in years.
@hmkoct5 (2067)
• United States
4 Jan 10
We've been very lucky. We haven't really had to deal with any major or minor health scares with our children. Thank goodness! I did have to deal with a major health scare from my husband. It was the hardest thing I've ever been through. I pray every day that nothing like that ever happens again.
• United States
24 Dec 09
The biggest scare we had was when we found out our oldest had sleep apnea. She is now thirteen and has been diagnosed for about seven years. She had her tonsils and adnoids removed. That was scary as a parent to sit through. Our daughter is still on a CPAP machine and seems to be doing well, but we will always worry. Good luck with your son. I'm sure he'll do just fine.
@suzzy3 (8357)
17 Dec 09
I am sorry to hear your son is having surgery.I have been through that with my son when he was seven months old he got a twisted bowel and had his appendix out at the same time.It was very frighening but he recovered very quickly kids are amazing.He has never had any other problems before or since thank goodness,the doctors and nurses were marvellous.Please don't worry it is not very nice but he will be ok.What surgery is he having done?