Monday, September 10, 2012

911 and A Trip to the ER

Last night Peyton was not having anything to do with falling asleep. She rolled around in her crib for a while. She was laying quietly shortly before 11pm when I heard her then make weird noise. I first thought she needed suctioned. I looked at her and something was wrong. I took a moment to watch her. I wasn't sure if she was about to have a seizure. It would be her first in just under 3 years if it was. She had her head tilted back. Her chest was sucking in like I have never seen before. She was moving strangely as this was happening. She was neither inhaling nor exhaling. She was not breathing. Her oxygen was I. The 70% area but within seconds it hit 27%. Ron was not home and I was with her alone. I began rubbing on her chest to stimulate her as her face turned grey and lips blue. Her head rolled limply to the side. I will be perfectly honest - I thought she was gone at one point. I tried to call Ron but hung up and called 911. It is hard to explain what is going on when you are in tears and can hardly breathe yourself. I know they were just wanting me to focus but I wanted to slap the person on the phone a couple times. I just needed her to listen to me. She probably needed something else from me. Peyton started to come around. I needed Ron. I knew he was on his way home, but with Moira in the house too, I needed him ASAP. My laptop was up and while explaining to 911 how to get to an apartment that everyone has problems finding, I put out a message on facebook for someone to please call Ron because I was calling 911. My sincere gratitude to whoever reached him. My sincere apologies for possibly freaking out a couple hundred facebook friends including family who otherwise would not have been finding out about Peyton this way! 

She was stable when EMS arrived. Ron made it home moments before so I told him to stay home so we didn't have to wake up Moira and drag her to the ER too. I walked out with the SEVEN EMS and firefighters who responded. She remained stable on the way to the hospital and still is. She was admitted though.

I have absolutely no idea what happened to Peyton last night. I don't know if we ever will. But she is stable and is finally getting some sleep after being up all night.

Did I mention we are in the middle of moving right now?? Last time we moved, Peyton wound up in the hospital though it was not nearly so dramatic. 

I am not sure how long she will be in. I was meaning to write a post on how things are going on the genetics front. I will save that for another day, but I am trying to coordinate a couple lab tests that a couple docs as long as we are here. One is a 24 hour urine test. The only way that can be done is if she is catheterized and I can't imagine doing that at home!

So...after a very scary event, Peyton seems fine but we just don't know what happened. Prayers are much appreciated. I will update later.

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