Our scare with Noah

On Friday, Jon and I had to take Noah to the ER after Noah threw up and lost the ability to use his left side.

It was weird. He fell to his knees at preschool, started crying, indicated something with his head, asked to go home but they were able to calm him down and distract him until time to be picked up – they only go a few hours. I wish they had called me right away when he asked to go home, but I can’t go back an undo that.
We took him to lunch and he was falling over, I had to catch him twice just coming across the threshold of our office to leave for lunch. Jon just thought he was super tired. Then, at lunch, his eyes rolled back in his head, and he fell asleep on my lap for a bit. Jon saw that as he was directly across from Noah, but didn’t mention it ’til later. Had I been aware, I would have insisted we get him checked out.
Noah woke up, threw up, then tried to eat a little bit. Suddenly he looked at me and told me that his hand stopped working. We tried to get him to pick up a cracker and a crayon and he couldn’t.
We took him straight to hospital to get checked out. They did a CT scan but nothing showed up.
They had us schedule with a pediatric neurologist that the ER doc consulted with over the phone. I guess he said that generally in a case like this, it’s either migraines or seizures.
While I’d much rather it be migraines, I’ve never had my eyes roll back in my head due to a migraine.
And some children that lived there in our old neighborhood (Walker Farms, in Whitestown, Indiana) did have unexplained seizures.
So, we’re scared.

That’s all we know right now. All we can do is just wait ’til his appointment this Friday.

2 thoughts on “Our scare with Noah”

  1. Sending your family positive and strengthening vibes. My daughter has the most severe form of spina bifida and has many other issues arising from the initial defect. It is not easy to be the strong parent in a time of such uncertainty and illness. I hope he recovers quickly and that your answers will bring you peace and helpful guidance.

    1. Thank you for the good vibes. As I just updated, it appears to have just been a migraine. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that it’s all it was.

      All we as parents can do is stay strong for our kiddos and hope for the best for them – and us. Sometimes it’s harder than hell, though, as I’m sure you know.

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