"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Connie's morning adventure

Around 7:15 this morning I was rocking and feeding the baby and Connie tripped and fell and said he hurt his head. He asked me to kiss it and seemed okay. A few minutes later he started crying uncontrollably about his head and gagging. After about a half hour he vomited. Greg was going to take him to the ER but then his eyes started rolling back in his head and we were afraid of being caught in rush hour traffic. Called 911 and they took him to St. John's. On the ride, he vomited again. While there, they did a CT, echo and pacer check and all look fine. He has no visible sign of injury on his head and is acting normal now. The explanation we've been given is that he had a fainting or near-fainting spell, which can account for the vomiting and severe headache. He's on a holter monitor for 24 hours to record all heart activity and he'll follow up with the pediatrician in the morning. Connie was so brave in the ambulance and at the hospital. He had the iPod to occupy him and the CT scan techs were so impressed with his behavior they told Greg they need to purchase one to keep there for their pediatric patients when they are undergoing testing.

We'll update again if there's any news after the holter monitor is read. On a good note, Dr. Bromberg did a thorough check of him and decided his heart is looking so good he doesn't need the Aldactizide anymore. Looks like there may be hope for potty training yet!