When I pulled into our cul-de-sac from my outing with my daughter my heart stopped. Blocking my driveway was an ambulance and a fire truck. My mind’s eye saw my husband and three remaining children, and I couldn’t even imagine what horrible thing could have happened while I was gone. I pulled over as fast as I could and jumped out. I saw a neighbor walking toward me and shouted, “What happened?” She told me that apparently something happened to my neighbor’s little boy and that they were working on him in the ambulance. Instant relief flooded my mind when I knew my family was okay, but it only lasted a second. It may not be my little boy in that ambulance, but it was my neighbor’s little boy. I ran over and hugged and cried with the family that was waiting.
The little boy had had a high fever and went into a seizure that lasted over three minutes. They had never seen or experienced this before. After the seizure passed, they took him to the hospital for tests. The doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with him. Thankfully, he came home later that night and seems to be well.
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