Monday, December 27, 2010

They'll Be None of That Missy!

I have had a bad habit this past week of just randomly laying down anywhere in the early evening and falling fast asleep.  I have been so tired around 6 or 7 I just plop down and conk out - instantly.  Not a very attractive or fun thing for my family - they wander the house looking for me - but it was fortuitous early this morning since my choice of bed-for-the-night was the living room couch.

Squirrel has been a bit under the weather since she came home from school.  She has had a sore throat but she always has a scratchy throat during this time of year [dryness in the house] so we told her we would take her to the doctor after Christmas.  No problem.

Or so we thought.

Early this morning I heard her come down the stairs.  I asked her why she was awake [from my perch in the living room] and she sleepily replied that she wanted more medicine and to go back to bed.  I said okay and continued to lay there while she disappeared into the kitchen.  Then I heard a bang, as tho' she had walked into the cabinet in the dark, and told her to turn on a light so she had more light than just the glow from the television. [Wallene was on the love seat, asleep, while cartoons played.]  No light came on so I just assumed she had enough illumination.  She came walking out of the kitchen into the den and I could see her silhouette moving toward the love seat when suddenly she fainted.  WHAM!  Down she went onto the hardwood - thankfully missing the table and the armoire, but still - SHE FAINTED!

I have never seen one of my kids faint before and it scared the heck out of me and Wallene.  We both jumped up and by the time we reached Squirrel she was coming around but wasn't really talking.  Wallene ran upstairs to get Pooldad while I held Squirrel's hands and talked to her.

She explained that she had woken up and blew her nose.  She said that after she was done she felt light headed and her vision was a little blurry so she decided to come downstairs.  It was obvious that she had become disoriented when she got down to the middle floor and was trying to make it to the love seat to lie down.

We went through the litany of questions - yes she has eaten, yes she has had sweets [no low blood sugar], no drugs, no alcohol [duh & duh]no her head didn't hurt from hitting the floor, etc. - so near as I can tell she has an inner ear infection that is throwing off her equilibrium and we ARE going to the doctor at 9 am  4 pm.

Meanwhile, I am thinking of hanging a sign in the kitchen saying "No fainting in the kitchen at 4 am."

Here's hoping I am right about the inner ear infection and it isn't something else.  Right?

16 comments:

Mynx said...

I had one of those ear infection once. Couldn't even walk I was so dizzy. It was foul. Hope she feels better soon

RV Vagabonds said...

Poor Squirrel. Not a fun thing to deal with and how lucky that she missed the big pieces of furniture when she went down.

Hope she feels better soon. You take care, too.

Diane Laney Fitzpatrick said...

Oh! Poor thing! Hope she feels better soon. Merry Christmas, Skippy! It's been fun being blog friends this year!

colenic said...

Icky...hopefully she feels better soon....hugs...

Odie Langley said...

Hope you get her situation under control quickly. It's rough to see a child faint when you feel so helpless to really know what is going on. Hope your next post has a great report on her condition.
Odie

Jeannie said...

You are at the doctor's now so by the time you read this, I'm hoping you are relieved and have an antibiotic or whatever is necessary to make this go away. I'd have freaked if my kid fainted. I'm sure you'll be having a lay down yourself when you get back in.

Bouncin' Barb said...

Oh Lordy Skippy...that had to be the scariest damn thing. God I hope she's ok. Maybe the medicines had a counter affect on her? It could be a lot of things. Hope all is well.

ellen abbott said...

yes, that would be scary. I was have trouble with my equilibrium years ago, would get vertigo for no apparent reason. stood up one evening on a camping trip once and keeled right over. if my BIL hadn't been standing behind me and caught me, I'd have hit the ground.

Thisisme said...

Poor Squirrel indeed. I can imagine how frightening it was for you though. As you say, let's hope it's an ear infection. My younger daughter used to get these, and it's pretty horrible. Give her our love.

TinaM said...

I hope that's all it is! I'm sure you are right.
I've never fainted, the only time I came close was once after I blew my nose and heard something 'pop' in my ear though...
Good luck!

Yart said...

Keeping you and her in my prayers.... And hoping there is nothing seriously wrong

Linda in New Mexico said...

I hope Squirrel is doing better by the time you read this. How very scary indeed. The Skippy family needs to take care of each other. The Olde Bagg, Linda

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

thought i replied to this earlier today... that's what i get for thinking :)

how is ms. squirrel this evening? sorry to hear about her fainting but very glad she missed the hard corners going down. ouch! that would have hurt.

how are you feeling?

hed said...

Oh my goodness! That would freak me out too! Let us know how she's feeling, and how YOU are feeling too, boo boo :)

hed www.hedabovewater.com

Me...Uncensored said...

I hope everything is ok.. Sometimes we just faint for no good reason...

mybizzykitchen.com said...

My daughter used to cry so hard when she was little she would pass out and I'd have to pick her up and tell her to breath - scary stuff!

I took her to the hospital a couple times, but they said nothing was ever wrong with her - she just would let out all her air and her lungs wouldn't fill back up.


Fingers crossed its nothing serious!