Thursday, September 10, 2009

Prayers, Please

This is a photo of Bubby and Krissy on the first day of school.  Life was so happy then. . .  but things change.  Yesterday at school, Bubby had a seizure in the cafeteria.  The adults present surrounded him so that the other kids wouldn't see what was going on and be frightened.  And that's when the nightmare started!  The school called Mary,(his mom) and then DD Pam was called.  When Pam got there, he had been seizing for about 30 minutes, and Pam told them to call an ambulance.  He was taken to our local hospital.  They couldn't control the seizure, and called the neurologists at Children's Hospital in Pgh.  They were instructed to bring him there, and he was life-flighted to Children's.  He is now on a ventilator and in the Pulmonary Intensive Care Unit at Children's.  They have run numerous tests, but have yet to determine what's causing the seizures.  Mary stayed at his side through the night, and Krissy stayed here with Pappy and I.  She's only 8 years old, but is so strong.  She's been very quiet, and I know that she's very worried about her brother. Right now we are playing the waiting game.  They don't think it's a shunt malfunction at this time, and are waiting for cultures and tests for flu to come back.  I don't know that I've ever been so scared in my life.  The thought of anything terrible happening to my Bubby terrifies me.  Please pray for this little guy and his family.

1 comment:

Pat said...

Oh, Linda...of course I'll pray for Bubby. That poor little guy...he was so excited about school and they seemed to be handling things so well for him to get off to a great start. I am fighting back tears reading your post. I hope you have good news to post soon.