Thursday, December 10, 2009

First Time for Everything

most parents of 16 month olds blog, brag and generally go on and on about all the milestones that their little wonders are passing. the first steps, first words, first time on the potty, blah, blah, blah. i don't mean to sound crabby about it, lord knows that if my little wonder was walking, talking and hitting milestones on time, i would probably fill these pages with the details of every last one of them. and he is doing things we are excited about, recently he has started chewing. a big deal for our little outlaw.
but this week, his first proved to be more terrifying than anything else. Wyatt had a seizure on Sunday night. i don't really want to go into detail, but it was terrifying. we called the ambulance (another first) and spent a few days at Children's sorting it all out.
in terms of Wyatt's neurological complications, we have always known he is at risk for seizures. other children with PCH have them, though some don't. but having made it 16 months, i hoped maybe we were in the clear. doctors believe that an infection and high fever brought on the seizure and then during the seizure he aspirated and got a touch of pneumonia.
so while we are recovering, at home finally, the weeks drama has left me with a lot to think about. mainly, how lucky i am to have this little boy and how i really want to make sure he stays healthy to keep reaching milestones, no matter how small or late. i mean, doesn't this face say enough??

and one cool thing about the hospital stay was that Wyatt had a visit from some Pittsburgh Penguins. the picture is really bad b/c it was taken with my phone, and the funny part about it was that both Wyatt and i were fast asleep (at 3pm) and i woke up to all four of them standing over me. they were very nice and brought Wyatt a Christmas present, but i was so out of it, that i couldn't remember their names. i believe it's Maxime Talbot, Mark Eaton, Alex Goligoski and Eric Godard. i wouldn't know that unless i hadn't looked up the roster that had handy pictures by their names!