Babywearing at IKEA. :)
|My 11 month old darling. :)|
|"This is the correct way to brush teeth lah Mummy !" *chew chew chew*|
|Khayla in her giraffe patterned romper.|
|The birthday boy with his dad, Hanan.|
|Yummy rainbow cake !|
|Besties. :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARITH !! :D|
|1 month old baby Rauf.|
|HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARLENE !! I'm your sister so I have to be in all your pictures. Hah.|
|Om nom nom nom nom. Khay;a was sweating from all the eating. Haha.|
|Marc & Lene. :)|
What are febrile seizures/fits ?
Simple febrile seizures are caused by fever in a child aged 6 months to 5 years. The single seizure is generalized and lasts less than 15 minutes. The child is otherwise neurologically healthy. Fever (and seizure) is not caused by illnesses affecting the brain.
Complex febrile seizures are usually prolonged (more than 15 minutes), or multiple seizures occur in close succession.
Symptomatic febrile seizures occur in a child who has a preexisting neurological abnormality or acute illness. Source.
Symptoms are uprolling of the eyeballs and/or shaking and jerking of the limbs and/or body stiffness.
From what I learned from the doctors in Selayang hospital, one-third of children who have febrile seizure will have another one, and about 50% of those will have a third. Isk isk. I also found out that parents who have had febrile seizures when they were a kid are likely to pass it on to their kids. Mr. Sunshine had three episodes of febrile seizures when he was a kid !
And now here's the important bit, what you should do when your child has a febrile seizure ?
DON'T PANIC ! These were the first words in the pamphlet I received from Selayang Hospital. Easier said than done !
Quickly place him on his side, away from hard objects. Gently turn his head to one side so he won't choke if he vomits.
Make sure he doesn't have anything in his mouth, and don't put anything in his mouth while the seizure lasts.
Keep track of how long the seizure lasts (and try to remember !). If it goes on for longer than three minutes, bring him to the hospital.
If your child has difficulty breathing, if he's choking, or if his skin turns blue, bring him to the hospital immediately !
If it was your child's first episode - no matter how short it was - bring him to the hospital. This is to make sure he doesn't have a serious infection or other problem that caused the fever.
Don't try to lower your child's fever during a seizure by giving him medication, putting him in cool water, or sponging him off. Oooops. Source