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Support thread for parents with children who have febrile convulsions.

(4 Posts)
TheRealMBJ Fri 10-Jun-11 08:08:30

DS (17 months) had his 4th febrile convulsion last night. Previous 3 were during the same illness 6 months ago.

We are curretly in the hospital forobservations and to see the paediatrician.

The fits scare the living daylights out of me and turn me into a gibbering mess. Although I know it's not my fault I feel very guilty for not being able to control his temperature (even though I know that there is no clear evidence that anti-pyretics affect the numberof seizures) and like I have failed to protect him sad

Is there anyone else who would like to come and share their stories ?

kreecherlivesupstairs Fri 10-Jun-11 08:41:30

DD had several when she was really small. All were prior to an infection that required hospital admission. She had dysentry and pneumonia a couple of times each.
She outgrew them.

TheRealMBJ Fri 10-Jun-11 09:16:13

I know they outgrow the around 5. Which seems like a long way off now grin. I suppose it doesn't help that my darling MIL likes to make me feel responsible..

kreecherlivesupstairs Fri 10-Jun-11 13:53:51

Of course you are responsible. It was my fault that DD had so many hospital admissions. Of course it wasn't the fault of her DS that we'd gone to live in a 3rd world country, or the fault of the Nationals that they had filthy fingers which they put all over DD.
I know how scary it is to see, I am a nurse but I used to get a bit freaked out when it happened.
Fingers crossed they will start to tail off. I think DD had her last (of about 15) when she was 3ish.

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