Friday, January 16, 2009

We have a diagnosis!

He has influenza A. The seizure was most likely caused by a spiked fever, thus it being a febrile seizure. The neurologist said that he is doing fine & passed the test w/o any problems. He does not forsee any setbacks b/c of the seizure. They went ahead & did an MRI just to make sure b/c the seizure lasted so long. I'm not sure how long he will be there, probably until Sunday, if not a day or 2 longer. They are treating him w/ TAMIFLU, 2 doses per day for 5 days. We also coordinated w/ their regular pediatrician to dose the girls also. They are on a prophylactic dose of 1/2 tsp per day for 10 days.

I am so relieved but at the same time I am absolutely stumped at how the flu got in to our home. Here I was, thinking that RSV was the worst thing that could happen to my babies. Not so much...the flu is what is eating us alive. PLEASE keep your children healthy. My trio has been healthy this whole time & this has really impacted our lives. My baby boy...I know he is safe in God's hands.

Thank you for all your prayers. Please keep them coming. I promise to continue to update daily, if not more.

15 comments:

Joy said...

We are praying for Ian and your entire family! I can only imagine how scary this entire situation has been, but am glad to hear that they have a clear diagnosis and are moving forward. Again, you are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Tanna's Triplets said...

My goodness. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Much Love
Tanna

Team Darnell said...

We will keep Ian and your family in our thoughts! Get well soon Ian!

Pam said...

i've been thinking about ian all day since you first posted. i'm glad to hear they figured out what's wrong and are getting your little guy all fixed up. fingers crossed he's better very soon!

Chad and Kristina said...

We will keep your family in our prayers! I hope it passes quickly! Having sick babies is horrible!
Kristina

Anonymous said...

Your family is in our prayers. We just found out tonight. I am Megan's mom. Ya'll are so careful with the babies, it is hard to imagine that they can still get sick. Trust in the Lord for healing and wellness. We will be praying! Let us know if we can help.

In Christ's Love,

Lolli (megan's mom, jake, ellie and cullen's grandmother.

Raising Triplets in High Style said...

I'm so glad to know that you have a diagnosis! Don't beat yourself up over how he got the flu b/c you've done THE BEST that you can for the trio. Ian (and the girls too) are still in my prayers! Amy (from TC)

Sheila said...

You must let me know if there is anything I can do, my time is yours!

jandswood said...

I am praying too! seizures are so very scary!! My baby Luke has them but they have never lasted over five minuets.
I am praying for the health of the girls and Ian.

Christa @ Quintooples said...

What a relief! It's great that you KNOW what's wrong. (((HUGS))) How scary for you!!!!!

There's always comfort in knowledge.
Many prayers continue for dear Ian.

Norina said...

Many prayers! I look forward to a speddy recovery for Ian. (((HUGE HUGS))) for you and Todd, I can imagine how scary this all was for you!

Clan Goodrich said...

Oh, Thank God for this diagnosis. Sorry Ian has to go through this and you can't protect them from everything, no matter how hard we try. :(
Prayers for a quick recovery and a healthy finish by the others.

Meluch+3 said...

I'm glad Ian's in good hands. I hope he makes a speedy recovery and comes home fast!

Mel

Nicole O'Dell said...

I'm so glad that he's going to be fine. Crazy stuff!

Hang in there!

M.M. said...

Wow, I did not know this could happen. Thank you for sharing. I will keep Ian in my thoughts and prayers. Hoping for a speedy recovery.