Tehilla had been crying and was very agitated. She started to stare somewhere off in the distance and wasn't responding to me. She kept shaking her body on and off as if she was annoyed. I thought she was just angry and out of it. Her monitors showed that she was stable.
I went to go get our nurse or doctor just to be sure, but everyone was assisting a new patient brought in by paramedics.
After 5 minutes, I grabbed a different nurse and had her look at Tehilla. She immediately ran to get the doctors. They laid her bed back and gave her a medication to put her to sleep. They checked her and her vitals and all monitors. Her saturation was lower, but everything else looked fine. They did a blood gases test and everything was clean.
The doctors and nurses stayed and kept checking her. 20 minutes after the event, when I was telling the doctor that it was happening for 5 minutes before I got someone, I became completely overwhelmed with guilt of not getting someone sooner. I went into shock and had a full blown panic attack. The nurses hugged me and soothed me and repeatedly told me that it's not my fault. They talked me down and then my dear heart friend, Elisheva worked her life coaching magic and got me breathing regularly again.
Tehilla has woken up and she is fine. A neurologist was consulted and said that this can happen from the Fontan and for now to slow down recovery. If it happens again, then they will give her anti-seizure medication and take her for a lot of tests.
Please don't waste your words, nothing will ever make me feel better about what happened. With time, I will get over this traumatic event.
Tehilla fell back asleep and seems to be doing well. Please keep praying for her that she remain stable.