6.10.2011

This weekend...

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I've been a bit of a flake lately and thought I should take a moment to explain what's going on at the A.O. house. First let me say that EZ E is completely fine. He's been happy and playing and his usual chipper self, but last week he had a seizure in his sleep. Long-time readers may remember the one he had several years ago that was fever-related (the most terrifying day of my life). Well, he didn't have a fever this time around. These seizures run in PRH's family (which I only found out after EZ E had one...please take a few moments at your next family gathering to ask about your familial medical history), all of PRH's family members eventually grew out of them, and their seizures were benign. When it comes to our best boy, we're not taking any chances though. We have an appointment with a pediatric neurologist in July and I'm honestly pretty freaked out by the whole thing. When I'm overwhelmed like this, I know that I need to step away from technology, hang out with PRH and our babies, work in the studio, and pull weeds in our flower beds. I'm going to take the rest of the weekend to pull weeds, both literally and figuratively. Everything is going to be OK and I'll be back on Monday. Have a great one and I'll see you then.
xo,
Abbey

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31 comments:

Tamara @ Living Palm said...

sounds like wisdom to me! May God bless you and your family with good rest together this weekend.

kbluem said...

xoxo thinking of you. wish I were there (or you all were here)

oversewn said...

Oh Abbey! Enjoy your weeding this weekend and family time and all that jazz. We are thinking good thoughts for you! xoxo

Chrysalis said...

My sister has had seizures all of her life. Not something to be ignored, it's also something that you can learn to live with (and sometimes kids just have stray mystery seizures for no apparent reason). Once you've been to the doc and know everything is OK, then you'll eventually not be freaked out by it all. My daughter has a heart condition that freaked me out at first and now it's simply something we've learned about, prepared for in event of emergency, and live with. It's our normal. I know how your mother's heart feels (wish I could give you a hug) but please believe me when I say that all will be well. The freakiness will subside. So for now, go yank weeds and giggle with that kid!

harper said...

Hope everything turns out ok : )

bklopst said...

I've seen enough seizures to know how terrifying it can be and how helpless you feel, especially when it concerns your own child.

Hope EZ E is feeling better now and wishing you all the best.

mamafabun said...

Sending lots of love.

xo,
Honor

Karen@oldbeginnings said...

definitely trust your instincts. Peace to all...

Amy said...

take all the family snuggles and weed pulling time you need. :)

xoxo
another loyal blog reader

Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com said...

Best wishes to you and your sweet boy!

Laura said...

as a mom, I know how worried you must be. my husband had a couple of seizures when he was young - they stopped on their own & they never found out what caused them.
enjoy your family time this weekend. happy weeding!

sécia said...

Love that last one!

♥ sécia
www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

kristin said...

take care, abbey and family. i hope all will be well.

chiara said...

oy. that's no fun. thinking of you and your boy.

Belle said...

May God be with you and your family. I pray all will be well.

Mrsink said...

So sorry for the stress. Hope your weekend goes smoothly and quietly. Neurology appointments can be a bit intimidating (been there) but hoping your's is easy and brings good news!

Dana said...

Wishing you a restful weekend - gardening is so good for that. Praying that God can give you some peace during this nerve-wracking time.

Sara said...

I'm glad to hear Emmett is still feeling like himself for the most part - I hope everything works out. We're not sure if Ben's epilepsy is hereditary or if it was caused by a childhood accident - so there is a chance it may be passed on to our kid. :\ Have a restful weekend - your sedums look beautiful!! :)

Amy said...

Thinking about you and praying for the best for EZ...must be so nerve wracking :(

sara said...

oh Abbey...hugs all around...am sending good thoughts and hopes for a happy lovely weekend :)

JCasa *handmade said...

sending you all happy thoughts, abbey. hope EZ E is feeling well and that mama can find some calm in this time of uncertainty (i can soooo relate). weeding works wonders, as does stepping away from one thing, and toward what's most important to you. xoxo

Karyn said...

Sending good thoughts your way. You have a very good attitude and approach. Enjoy the weekend, I can't think of a better way to spend time and weeding is so therapeutic.

Amy said...

Oh, sweet Abbey...love to you and yours. It'll be okay.

xoxoxo.

kelli said...

I feel for you. My 7 year old has had epilepsy since he was 1, and it still scares me every time he has a seizure. It's hard to feel so helpless when your baby is hurting and there's nothing you can do. *Sending good thoughts to you and your family*

Holly said...

My son had a massive seizure that was not fever induced when he was 3--it was so bad they actually had to put him into a drug-induced coma for a day in order to get him to stop seizing. He was in the PICU for several days and then several more in the regular hospital while they did every test imaginable on him to rule out horrors like brain tumors, spinal menengitis, systemic infections...all the tests thankfully came back clear. He saw one of the best pediatric neurologists in the area afterward--and to this day we still do not know what caused this seizure that nearly killed him. The good thing is, his doc told us that kids do tend to outgrow these things, and that it is rare they reoccur when they are not fever related. Such was our case--we have not had a seizure again in over 4 years. But I truly understand the terror as a parent. I still shudder when I think about my son in the ER that day and watching them intubate him. Statistics about these types of seizures in children tell us they are less and less likely to occur as a child goes longer and longer without having another seizure. So take heart that these things rarely reoccur, especially if your son goes more than a year without another occurance. My heart is with you and your boy as you wait to meet with your doctor.

Jackson said...

I hope it all works out with your family for the best. May the Angels be with you. Love all the photos. They are beautiful.

elissa :: ebb & flow said...

thinking of you and your family. hope the weekend helps you recharge a bit and tackle all that lies ahead.

LookWhatICanDo said...

I missed this post...
That sounds like a lot to deal with but I know he is going to be a okay!!!
I can Only imagine what you r going thru. As a Mom myself I just wanted you to know that I am here for you and sending positive energy and lots of hugs your way :)

Jan | Poppytalk said...

Yes sending good thoughts your way my dear.

Janee Lookerse said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this! And I'm so glad to hear EZ E is doing ok now. I'll be praying for him!

xoxo
Janee

Abbey said...

I'm so incredibly sorry to hear about E Z E's seizure. Tim had a seizure three years ago -- they are so scary and I am sending you lots of good energy.

We LOVED our neurologist at NYU who also does pediatrics. Blanca R Vazquez-Santana, M.D. http://www.med.nyu.edu/biosketch/vazqub01

xo, Abbey

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