Tonight JL and I decided to order in some Japanese food as a treat and then watch a movie. Last night we were up most of the evening with one of the boys. NHL had several horrible nightmares and then was up for the day at 5:00. JSL woke up just as we were about to go to sleep and was hysterical. He was hungry, cranky and would not settle. Each time he would go to sleep NHL would stir. JL and I were walking, talking zombies during the day. We figured it would be a nice treat after we got the boys into bed after last night.
NHL quickly fell asleep and JSL was still up when our food arrived. We were able to eat some of it. Then I heard NHL say something in his room. When I walked in he was staring at me. I jumped back since I was not expecting him up in bed. Then he started shivering uncontrollably. I tried to hold him and he was unresponsive. I called JL into the room. When he came in I already had NHL standing up. By this point his eyes were making odd movements and he was still shaking. The poor kid then proceeds to have an accident. He was barely making any sense when he talked and could not say much.
I was spooked beyond belief. It reminded me of when he was acting odd before his febrile seizure almost four years ago. JL called my parents just in case we had to head to the ER. Yes, I was trying to prepare in case of the worst. Meanwhile we noticed a big red spot on NHL’s neck. It looked similar to the blotches that he had back in March 2007.
By the time my parents arrived NHL was starting to talk. He was able to tell us who we were and was complaining about being hungry, tired and wet. A call in for the doctor was returned rather quickly. We came to the conclusion that he likely had a horrid night terror that mimicked a seizure.
My heart is still in my throat and I am scared beyond belief. I truly hope that this will be the first and only time that this happens. I seriously do not know how much more my heart can take