Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Possessed by aliens...or Zelda has blue eyes...

So, on Sunday, upon waking up from her nap, Zelda had a seizure. It went something like this: She woke up fussy and burning up - as if she had a fever spike (both twins have been exchanging a snotty nose for weeks). Then she got very quiet and stood very still. Then she curled up on the floor. Now up until then, those things can all be normal. Music was playing and she often quietly listens. She likes to fake napping and often she'll say "I sleep" and lie down. But this was different. I spoke to her and she didn't respond, not to the offer of milk, or to play with my keys, or to the "B's" - aka the Beatles. I knew something was up. I then saw the symptoms (her typical seizure-like signs): she smacks her lips softly, she gets pale, her lips turn a dark brownish/red, and her hands feel like jelly. I rolled her onto her side, rubbed her back and spoke to her and called for Evan. We gave her an extra dose of Keppra. (She takes 1.5ml, 2x/day) She continued by gagging a bit and had shallow breathing but all of this lasted just a few minutes. Then she fell asleep on my chest for an hour. AND we didn't call 911 - for the very first time, we handled it ourselves. It still sucks, it's still scary, and I still hate that this continues to happen. We gave her Tylenol and her fever seemed to drop. They say these are 'breakthrough' seizures, as she doesn't seem to have them when she's feeling well. I'm just frustrated with the pattern.

BUT, here's the weird part: when she woke up, her eyes were open - she rarely opens them. And they were blue! Her irises were actually a beautiful shade of blue and there was a dark pupil-like spot in colored pool! My little girl is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty! On the rare occasion when Zelda opens her eyes, we'll see white with a dark dot. We have photos of her as a baby with her eyes open and I always assumed her eyes were black. BUT NO!!! They're blue...Evan confirmed it, he saw it, too. I thought I was dreaming. I thought she was hosting a blue-eyed alien. It was magical and I haven't seen the color since...

3 comments:

Karla said...

I teared up reading this.

Beautiful little soul that she is. Now you know she has the eyes to match.

hotpinksox said...

I hope you get to see those blue eyes more, but under different circumstances.

Karla May said...

Wow. Such unexepected beauty coming out of something so scary.

You kick much ass, Toxo!