January 31, 2011

Looking Back

What seems like a lifetime ago, I had a blog on Xanga. I found an entry I wrote on October 30, 2006. It was about the most terrifying thing that ever happened to our family. But looking back.. was this the precursor to Jaxson's type 1 diagnosis?

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Monday October 30, 2006

We were on our way home from shopping last night when we noticed something wasn't right with Jaxson. He was staring blankly at Shelby and wouldn't respond to anyone. His limbs were limp. When his eyes started to roll back into his head we headed straight up the ER. As we pulled into the ER parking lot he started to drool heavily and then vomited. The van hadn't even stopped and my feet hit the ground running as Troy ripped him from the car seat. Within minutes, he was surrounded by ER staff: Checking vitals, drawing blood, administering oxygen and chest x-rays. They also gave him tylenol and ibuprofen for a 102° fever. While all this was happening, many people were praying.. myself included.

All the test came back normal, so I'm left to assume that it is something viral. The doctor said Jaxson had what is called a Febrile Convulsion: caused from a sudden spike in temp. We're taking him to his doctor tomorrow and keeping a close eye on his temp. The ER doc wasn't all that encouraging when he told me this could happen up until he is 2 years old.

All I know is that I've never been so scared in my entire life. I've never seen my girls so frantic, yet calm when they needed to be. I want to cry when I picture the tears in my husbands eyes at the uncertainty of his sons' well-being.

It's interesting to me how we never imagined Jaxson in our lives. After last night, none of us can imagine our lives without him.

Jaxson at the zoo.. just days before his ER visit.


  1. That must have been so terribly frightening Deanna. Seizures are scary, scary things. I am so glad he was OK...and yes, perhaps a precursor to the beginning of the demise of his beta cells.


  2. Oh mercy - that sounds terrible! I cannot even imagine. Hugs, Friend! Hugs!!

  3. Stop making me cry, Deanna! What a cute little man you have on your hands! ;)

  4. I'm sorry Amy, I don't mean to make you cry. :) I do think he's a pretty handsome guy.. but he thinks he is too. In his words, "I'm AWESOME!" LOL


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