View Full Version : Febrile seizures - anyone had an infant/child that has had one???

September 25th, 2012, 01:48 PM
I wasn't quite sure to post this lol. I was wondering if anyone has ever had a child have a Febrile seizure?

Last night, my little guy woke up SCREAMING so I brought him into my room, he felt like he was on fire so I took his sleeper off and took his temp. He had a high fever so I gave him some Tempra (he is 15 months and has only had minor colds, never gets really sick or has had a bad fever). I laid him beside me in bed and starting rubbing his back to put him to sleep, he closed his eyes then a few seconds later he opened his eyes, and he was looking at me but wasn't all there KWIM? I picked him up and he was stiff as a board, shaking a little, eyes half in the back of his head, drooling like crazy.. we could tell he was breathing though but not normal breathing. I was completely freaking out, we ran to the car and took him right to the hospital which is thankfully close. As soon as we got outside and into the car he started moaning and he totally snapped out of it. He just kept moaning. They told us it was a Febrile seizure, his temp went from normal to high really quick and since he's not even really had a fever before his body went into shock. Since we took him outside and he only had a blanket around him after being in the chilliness for a couple mins it probably brought his temp down and that's why it stopped they said.

They told us it rarely rarely rarely leads to anything serious, that it's actually quite common in kids under 5. It doesn't make him more likely to be epileptic or get brain damage or anything THANK GOODNESS.

Reading online, I read that kids under 15 months (he just literally turned 15 months) are 33% more likely to have more Febrile seizures when they get a high fever after they have had one already.

He woke up this morning his happy self, has been eating fine, drinking his milk. I can tell he's not 100% okay, but he's VERY close to it!

Has any other ladies went through this???? Talk about a TOTAL NIGHTMARE. I've NEVER been so scared in my life.

September 25th, 2012, 04:41 PM
I'm so sorry you had to go through that, and I'm so glad your guy is okay!

My oldest had a febrile seizure at about the same age. He is 4.5 years old now and has never had another seizure and shows no ill effects at all. It is a terrifying thing to go through, but it is common and not likely to cause any issues in the long-term.

September 25th, 2012, 05:05 PM
How scary. I do know one little girl that had one when a fever spiked.

September 25th, 2012, 05:13 PM
Never experienced it with my kids, but my MIL is a doctor and warned me that it could happen as it's quite common with young kids. Sounds really awful and scary though. But she told me the same as your doctor told you, that it's not usually anything to worry about and there won't be any long term effects from it. Hope your little guy feels 100% again soon. :)

September 25th, 2012, 07:40 PM
Thanks ladies!! Sihaya I'm glad to hear your son hasn't had another one! What a terrible thing to go through, for them and us!!

September 26th, 2012, 07:57 AM
I had one when I was just over 12 months old apparantly, my mum was at my Nans house at the time and as she was a doctors receptionist she had some idea of what to do. She put me into a tepid bath to stop the convulsions and then they took me to the hospital. I had just had my MMR jab a week or so before it so they weren't sure whether it was connected but I haven't had any other effects since.

Fingers crossed it was just a one off, so good you were able to get to the hospital so quickly. xx