April 28, 12pm, Duration 4 hours, Altered level of consciousness, vomiting, and vertigo
We had a completely average morning yesterday, KayTar dressed up as a princess and pretended to marry our giant crayon bank ("Can this bank be a boy, Mom? Because I want to marry it!"), she had her morning feed and we stuck to our every day routine. I dropped her of at school on time, went from the school to Subway to grab a sandwich and by the time I walked in the door at home, the phone was ringing. It was the school. She said that KayTar was vomiting and I knew. My heart raced, by stomach dropped, I called Josh to tell him. I knew she wasn't sick when I dropped her off, if she was vomiting, there was only one explanation.
I raced to the school and she was sitting in the nurse's office, crying. I sat next to her and she wilted onto my lap, and that was that. She had told her teacher that she felt spinny, and the teacher knew she didn't look right and sent her to the nurse's office, where she promptly bathed the floor, the nurse, and herself in her morning Pediasure. Then they called me. This is the first episode she's had at school and it is an enormous relief that they recognized what was happening and called in me a very timely manner. I've been anxious about that all year, but when it happened it was taken care of beautifully.
From the car, I called the pediatrician (which I try not to do, but I made an exception this time), she put a call into her nurse to get labs ordered and KayTar and I headed to the clinic to pick the orders up. We went to the lab and they drew some blood (upside to having a mostly unconscious kid, no fighting for the draw...downside, that makes it sadder somehow). Then we came back home to let her rest. She woke up about 4 hours after it started and said, "Where are my red high heels?" Always true to character, that one. Within minutes she was in full princess regalia again, slow dancing with her crayon bank husband.
As these things go, it was an easy one; only 4 hours, no pain, only one round of vomiting, we were even able to finally get labs; serum glucose, complete metabolic panel, CBC with differential, and something else that I'm forgetting. Today we should have the results back and I'm hoping that we at least get a CLUE from this. I'm not sure why after 6 months without one, she seems to have picked up right were she left off. It might have been an easy one, but I'd prefer having none at all.