Normally Samantha sleeps just fine during the night, so when she doesn't, it's a red flag that something is really wrong.
Sunday Marcus and I arranged our first date since moving to Spokane for Monday evening. We had a babysitter set up and we were pretty excited to use our Chili's gift card and do a little gift card shopping at the mall. Events occurred, however, on Sunday night which would change those date plans.
Around 2am, Sammy woke up. She cried for awhile before I decided to go in for her. When I did, I stood and rocked her for a bit. She immediately fell asleep. I could tell she was congested, but overall she seemed just fine. Of course when I put her back down, she woke up and was upset. I went back to bed allowing her to cry a bit. She did fall asleep, and so did I. At about 3:15am she was crying again and I was exhausted. So I went in her room, got her up, and we slept on the futon together. About 1/2 hour later she had a pretty bad seizure. Sad. I know it's ok, but I still can't help but be sad for her when she goes through that. Especially because after this one she really kicked and cried. The really sad part for me was thinking about why she was reacting that way. The seizure was really intense and I could tell she was struggling to breath. I think it caused her to panic a bit until she was able to catch a breath. Poor little sweetheart. At 7am, the same thing happened.
The rest of the day went well. She was a bit clingy, but overall she was fine until I felt her back around 2:45pm. She was burning up. I took her temp and she had a fever of 102. I don't like that number on my babies. Marcus was holding Sammy when all of a sudden she jerked really hard and went into her 3rd seizure of the day.
We decided to take her to the doctor. They found her ears were infected -- again. This is her 2nd ear infection in January. Her left ear is full of fluid. They gave her a painful shot, which made me cry, and 30 minutes later we were on our way home. By the time she went to bed, she was playing and much happier.
This morning I received a phone call telling me that the doctor had scheduled an appointment with an ENT specialist and I had 1/2 hour to get there. This entry is getting long, so...we rushed down there, had our appointment, and found that Sammy needs tubes in her ears. The doctor thinks she needs them soon because there is quite the build up of fluid. So, she moved one of her surgeries to get Samantha in for this Thursday. She is also going to remove some adnoid tissue to help with her breathing. We have no reason to think she has strained breathing, but because Samantha's head is smaller, the internal plumbing in her head is also a little tighter. This will allow for better drainage from her nose, etc. This could help her perpetual runny nose.
I'm sure it'll all be ok, though any prayers are appreciated. They want to have the surgery, which is outpatient and fairly simple, at the children's hospital here (Sacred Heart) -- just in case -- instead of in the clinic. I really feel like this will be good for Sammy, but I feel a little anxious just because it has all happened so quickly. And it just breaks my heart that one more thing is happening to her. I know, a ton of kids need tubes in their ears. No big deal -- it's just that it is.
The good news for today is that we found out Marcus's ear muffs fit Sammy! Yippee! I didn't get the best picture, but you get the point.