“THANK GOD, DAVID WAS WITH US, HIS PARENTS.”But what if he wasn’t with us? What if he was staying with his Abi and Abuelo? What if I were out of town? Would David’s grandparents know what to do? Would they have the right documentation to show the hospital that they were the appropriate individuals to make healthcare decisions for my little baby? My friends, my family, and my clients: Don’t wait until it’s too late. Make sure any and all documentation you need for the care of your little ones is in order before you need it. I hope none of you ever experience what David’s father and I experienced. Please make part of your New Year’s resolution planning for the well-being of your family’s future. I’m happy to help. —————————————————————————————————– A febrile seizure is a convulsion in a child that may be caused by a spike in body temperature, often from an infection. Febrile seizures represent a unique response of a child’s brain to fever, usually the first day of a fever. Febrile seizures are classified as simple or complex:
- Simple febrile seizures. This more common type lasts from a few seconds to 15 minutes. Simple febrile seizures do not recur within a 24-hour period and are generalized, not specific to one part of the body.
- Complex febrile seizures. This type lasts longer than 15 minutes, occurs more than once within 24 hours or is confined to one side of your child’s body.