This past weekend was a rough one. On Friday morning, Logan woke up complaining of a headache but then went off to play. Daddy didn’t think much of it because that was the end of it.
Later in the morning, I got a message from Alyssa (kids had no school) that Logan was just super irritable and emotional. However, he seemed fine after lunch so we just “chalked it up” to him being hungry.
That afternoon I received another message of another concerning incident. After some discussion, Jason and I decided this must all be due to schedule changes for the past two days as the kids had Thursday and Friday off from school but dad and mom were still going to work. These kinds of changes will often throw Logan for a loop.
Friday night was filled with lots of snuggles and laying low.
Saturday was pretty laid back for little man until it was time for him to go to TT’s house for his sleepover. He was so excited! He had been counting down the days. The rest of us were going to Kirk’s football game but due to the long drive we decided it would be better for Logan to stay behind.
Sunday morning, I picked Logan up at 7:45 am. This is when we began to notice some concerning things.
My sister had reported that he woke up at 5:45 am. Her girls heard noises coming from him but they thought he was just singing in his sleep…to their credit, he has talked in his sleep before. He kind of woke up when my niece went to him and he said he wanted TT. The girls took him in to her and he went right back to sleep.
I was a little surprised to the lack of response that I got when I arrived just two hours later. By that point, he had been sleeping for 11 hours. He transferred to my arms and just laid his head down. On the way home, he fell asleep within a minute of leaving my sister’s. I got him home and started getting him ready for church. I ended up spoon feeding him his breakfast because he was “too tired”. I was completely puzzled by that comment. He also wanted to be carried to the van.
On the way to church, he told me he would just stay with me and not go to class. What? I figured it was because he had been away from me overnight and I just went with it. I figured we would try getting him to go to class once we arrived at church. Maybe if daddy took him he would change his mind.
Jason met us at the van when we arrived at church. I shared with Jason what the morning had been like, we assessed a few things, and began to wonder at that point if Logan had had a seizure that nobody knew about. His legs just seemed on the weak side when he got out of his carseat and he just didn’t have much for energy. We decided at that point that he would just stay with me for the morning. Thankfully, I had thrown the Tula carrier in just in case. So, on my back went Logan and he literally just hung out while I helped with Christmas program practice. Not once did he ask to get out…another indication that he really wasn’t feeling 100%.
After practice, my friend, Karen, and I needed to make a few extra program practice CD’s. I took Logan off of my back and had Karen watch him move just to get a different opinion. She agreed that he had some definite leg weakness and was just not himself. When he did walk, his legs had very rigid movement.
I debated as to whether or not to stay for our worship service or just take Logan home. I decided I would stay through the first part, singing, since that is something Logan enjoys and see how he responded. Well, within just a few minutes, he was fast asleep.
I held him throughout the next hour and did notice at a couple of different times some very spastic arm and leg movements. Was he having a seizure? I couldn’t tell. His breathing remained fine and he continued to sleep.
Logan woke up from his nap at the end of the service, but he did not wake up very happy. He just seemed very disturbed.
I left church with him as quickly as possible. He ate a decent lunch once we were home and just laid low for the next couple of hours.
Around 2:00pm he suddenly got this burst of energy and from then on you would have never known that anything was ever wrong. WE HAD OUR LOGAN BACK!!
Sunday evening, we had our annual church Thanksgiving banquet and he did great! He was running around and playing with the other kids. (He did spend some time on mom’s back with the carrier before the banquet started but that was to just help get him calmed down and ready to eat.)
Monday morning we informed his team at school and his neurologist, here in Bellingham, of the weekend events. His neurologist confirmed that yes, Logan had experienced at least one seizure based off of the list of symptoms we had given her and she questioned a possible second one as well.
So, what does this mean? Well, it means that Logan has had brain growth/development (he is in Kindergarten!!) and his body is needing some extra support to help manage the misfiring that is happening. We started with a slight increase in his meds last night and are praying this does the trick for a long time! We may, however, have to increase again soon should start to gain weight (which we really are praying for) or have more brain growth.
Logan did wake up this morning complaining of a headache but after giving him some Tylenol he seemed to be ok with things and willingly went to school.
I haven’t heard from school today so I’m praying that means he’s had a very uneventful day.