Those who follow me know that my son has low functioning autism. He is eight years old, non-verbal and we are still working on potty training among many other developmental things. We recently got him therapy chickens that is enjoying them very much!
Let me start by saying this was a normal afternoon after school. My husband went to work out as he does every Thursday afternoon and I was getting the kids lunches ready for the next day. Both kids were saying they were hungry so I made french fries to hold them over. My youngest daughter was sitting at the table and my son was standing beside her eating the fries. My son was moving to the other side of the table and out of the corner of my eye I saw him fall!
I quickly moved over to where he was. He was hunched over in the corner. His eyes were looking up and to the side. It looked as though they were stuck! His arms and legs were stiff and feeling very contracted. I called his name and he wasn't responding! I carried him into the living room and laid him on the couch. I feeling like he was having a seizure. He never had a seizure before and I wasn't 100% sure.
My daughter older daughter came down from upstairs. She tried to call my husband and he wasn't picking up so she drove there. We live about two minutes from the gym.
I called 911. My son was turning blue. The 911 operator told me to check his airway and chest. It wasn't rising! I tilted his head back and checked again. There was air coming out of his nose and his chest was moving again. Slowing his color started to return.
The paramedics arrived thank God. He was coming around but still wasn't right. I explained what happened to them. The paramedic said he thinks it was a seizure and suggested for him to go to the hospital. He was transported in the ambulance. On the way to the hospital, he was exhausted and fell asleep. This was very unlike him. I don't think he has napped since he was 5 months old.
The paramedics told me it is very normal for someone to sleep after having a seizure because of the trauma done to the body. They had to sedate him for the CT scan. It came back normal showing no bleed. The hospital advised me to follow up with his primary care doctor.
|My son waiting for his CT scan.|
|My son and I playing ball the day after.|
Has anything like this ever happened to you?