Saturday, March 20, 2010

Isaiah at Baptist Hospital

Update for everyone:
Isaiah had a seizure this morning that didn't stop with the Diastat administered at home. After 12 minutes I called our the neurologist on call and he said we should call 911. EMSA and the Fire Dept. arrived at our house in 10 minutes and they started administering valium and trying to get an IV started. We went to Baptist via ambulance and when we arrived at the hospital the seizure had now been going on for 55 minutes. The doctors administred adivan and more valium and this still did not stop the seizure. They then had to put Isaiah in a medically induced coma and put him on a ventilator to try to get the seizure to stop.

This worked and Isaiah is now at Baptist hospital in the PICU. He will continue to be sedated with the breathing tube in throughout the night to try to stop further seizures to give his brain a rest. He had a CAT scan while we were there and all looks normal, so the doctor thinks that this seizure did not cause any brain damage that he can see. The only thing pointing to him having so many seizures this past week is the fact that we have been weaning him off of Clonazapam and the Zonasamide is clearly not working on its own. This will all be discussed tomorrow morning when the doctors do their rounds.

Renzi was in Las Vegas and jumped on the first flight out to OKC and made it to the hospital by 6 p.m. We are both worried, but encouraged by the fact that Isaiah vitals all seem normal. Please pray for no more seizures while we are in the hospital and when we come home. We will probably be in the hospital until Tuesday or Wednesday. I will update more when I can.

Lee Anne

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