Monday, June 04, 2007

Catching Up

Well it has been some time since I have written on the old blog here so I thought I would do some catching up. First of all I will tell you it has been much busier around our home the last month since Miah has taken off walking and falling and walking and well falling some more. She is defiantly getting the bumps and bruises to prove it! James has finished Kindergarten and is enjoying the summer rays. I have decided to put him in public school next year and am trying to gear him up for that... So far he is REALLY against it, but I think he needs to see that school is not just fun and games and that mommy really is not that mean in making him learn to read! I know that seems like a contradiction that he dose not want to go, but thinks it is all fun all the time... go figure.
Tomorrow will be three months since our first moments with Miah and some days I can hardly believe it has been that long, but to tell you the truth most of the time it feels like she has always been a part of our family. It is difficult to think of life without her in it. The wait was so long that I just knew that I would never get over it and now I can say that every day it is a little more of a distant memory... One I will never forget mind you but it is no where near as painful as being in that state of suspense and not knowing when it would end. There are a few wonderful people that I have the privilege of knowing (Bob & Erin http://moomiesandmelonwater.blogspot.com/ , Christie & Anton http://keirajoy07.blogspot.com/, Robyn & Paul http://chasingchinadreams.blogspot.com/ , and Valarie & Gary http://2china4love.spaces.live.com/ ) who are even now in the wait of a life time... Hey guys my heart is out there for you... I am praying and keeping a hopeful heart that your day will be sooner rather than later. Then you will look up and a few months will have passed and I can tell you the changes that happen are remarkable. Miah went from not even rolling over both ways to finally crawling and then walking. She is saying a few words like hi (SOOOO Cute) Bye-Bye, Mama, Mame (for James) and a few things I am not to sure of but she sure trys hard to say them.
Now to tell you about what has been going on just this last week and what we are about to face in two days. Miah has learned her own version of signing daddy, and well the other day she was doing so and out of the blue started calling Randy baba. It took me a few minutes to realize it but sure enough she calls Randy baba all of her own accord. We always say daddy or dada so I know she learned to say this in China. How cool is that. We have also been given the scare of a lifetime by our darling princess. She had been running a very high temp. for two days so I took her into the Ped. office only to be told it was viral nothing to be done but give her Motrin, fluids, and rest. So we left said office and headed out for home with a quick stop at walmart to grab a few dr. recommended items i.e. Popsicles and juice when the unthinkable took place.
Let me start from the beginning of walking in Walmart. I was looking for a cart with the baby seat attached with none in sight, when in walked a young man with just what I needed and I grabbed the cart put Miah in the seat and headed out. She was hot, but I already knew that, at the Dr. office her temp. was 103 but we had given her some Motrin and it should be kicking in by now so I am not worried. We are shopping and it looks like she is drifting off to la la land and I am rubbing her feet and talking to her softly trying to avoid others with small children as not to pass on her germs. Now I am almost done shopping when I get this check in my spirit, and I clearly feel that I am to call out her name. " Miah" I say with not response, not to worried thinking she is just sleepy then again "Miah, MIAH" at the point fear creep ed in like fog rolling in. I reached out to touch her and say her name again when I see the tiniest tremor from her. I know I have never moved so fast in all my life I pulled her out of the seat only to feel her little body go completely stiff. She was so hot it was radiating from her. Mind you the feaver should have been coming down by now, but that was obviously not the case. As her body stiffed up her head rolled back and her mouth looked like it was full of marbles, with her arms sticking straight out. A second... one tiny second, and I had to react. As it turns out I was standing in a aisle directly across from the pharmacy and I grab the end of the cart and barreled across the isle yelling at one poor lady " MOVE! PLEASE, I AM SORRY!!!" as I get to the pharmacy I see one guy and I focuse on him saying HELP me PLEASE I do not know what to do and she is Seizing... Poor guy, he did not hesitate, but he had not clue what to do either... Praise the Lord I look up and see the Phone ... Right there where I walked to where he would not haft to leave me so I tell him in a very firm commanding voice 911 NOW. Ok to this point we are talking fifteen to twenty seconds at the most and I have Miah in my arms shaking with her eyes rolling in the back of her head. I thought some of the most awful thoughts in that time span and I still managed to get help and tell them what to do to help me... Lets just say I REALLY get the whole mother bear thing now. Ok so Vik ( the pharmacist) is on the phone with 911 giving me instructions, and I grab my cell to call Randy get my mom instead and tell her to send Randy to Walmart right away. Still trying to soothe Miah they tell me to lay her on her side which I do on the counter which was right at a food wide while I am trying to dial Randy, talk to her, hear what Vik is saying and pray all at the same time... Some how I did it! Finally after misdialing Randy 4 times I get him only to say "GET TO WALMART NOW!! JUST COME!" Poor daddy had no clue what was wrong and to be honest his first thought was that I had run over a kid. ????? So back to Miah... It was about three Minutes now and the shaking had stooped,and was replaced by a look I never, NEVER want to see agian. Her eyes were vacant and try as I might I could get no response from her. She was in this state for about seven minutes before she started a low pitch moan that she repeated over and over. The 911 operator told us not to let her go to sleep and Randy was still not there nor was the ambulance. So I called Randy again and he answers only to have me scream Where are you?? Sorry babe. He could not find me in the store so I directed him. Miah was still on her side on this tiny counter moaning with that vacant look and I saw in Randys eyes what I felt in my whole body. Complete helplessness and fear beyond all reason. He was so tender with her it make my heart ache to think about it.About two minutes later the ambulance arrive and Miah still has not responded to anything, nor did she respond to the four huge strange men touching, talking and poking on her. When they took her temp. it was 104.3 after poking her thumb to take a blood sugar she finally began to cry... Music to my ears. They loaded us up in the ambulance and off we went to the hospital where much screaming and crying followed with all the poking prodding and just not fun stuff went on including an IV for fluids. All blood work was fine and after about five hours we were sent home with strict instructions to alternate meds every 3 hours through the night and to take her in the morning back to her Peds office. The seizure was due to the high fever and there was nothing that could have prevented it, or no way we could have known it was coming. I will haft to be pretty careful with any fevers she has in the future, but there are not side effects from this ordeal and they say she was not in pain ( not to sure I believe that). She is finally over her viral infection and the nasty rash that followed it, so we are good to go now. Good to go for surgery that is... YEP more needles and doctors to follow.
So if you pray please say a quick one for Miah as on the 6th she will go in for a minor surgery to remove a cyst on her right hip. I am not so concerned with the removal as I am them putting her to sleep, that just scares me. They will send the cyst of just to make sure that there are no problems, but at this point the doctors are sure there is nothing serious to worry about. I will post details after the fact.
So that is my catching up for now. Here is a picture of a very sick little girl reaping the benefits.

7 comments:

Kelley said...

Oh my goodness...poor sweet Miah. I am so sorry that you all had to go through this scare. One of our good friends who we traveled with when we went for Mia had the same scare with her daughter. She has been fine ever since. I will pray that Miah and you will never have to go through that again. I will also spend the day praying for Miah and your family on the 6th. Let us know how she does and if you need anything.
Hugs,
K.

Paul & Robyn: said...

Stacey,
I am so sorry this happened to precious Miah. Thankfully she is on the mend. Being a nurse and witnessing seizure activity is bad enough but I cannot imagine it happening to my own child. We will definitely be praying for you and your family through Miah's surgery. Thanks for giving us the update!!

Thinking of you!!
Robyn

Christie said...

Oh my Stacey - that was RIVETING! I could not believe you were writing all that - it's horrible to think you had to go through that - I would have completely freaked out! It's so great that you kept your cool and just stayed calm for Miah's sake. My Lord, it's horrible! I'm so glad she is feeling better and I love the picture of her and her Daddy. We will be praying for her on the 6th and please keep us posted on her surgery.

And for what it's worth, thanks for the sweet note about us in the post.

Take care!!!!

Christie

Anonymous said...

My goodness that is so scary. I am so glad to hear she is doing better. I will be adding you all to my prayers for a quick and uneventful recovery from surgery.

She is such a doll baby and so lucky to have a such a capable and loving mom.

Valerie

Donna & Andrew said...

Stacey,
What a scary experience to go thru. Hope all goes well with Miah's surgery today. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Donna

Kathy said...

Oh my! Poor Miah! What a scare! I am glad to hear she is doing much better! Hope to see you all again soon!

Beverly said...

Found you from Double happiness. Cute kids. My younger brother and my nephew has febrile seziures like you described. My brother out grew them but nephew is not yet grown enough. Scary for parents that is for sure.

Beverly