A mothers campaign to inform about Febrile Seizures
Rocco, an energetic and active little boy died from a febrile seizures, and currently his mother is driving a brave and active campaign to inform parents.
Only about five percent of children who experience seizures of the sort end up in hospital, however ensuring that the symptoms are known and that the appropriate action required is also known is important to be able to prevent tragedies such as the one which happened to Rocco.
A Febrile seizure is caused by fever, the baby may arch their back and stiffen their body and have a fever. In the case of this happening, there is no cause to panic, just ensure that there is enough space for the baby to move, and ensure that you protect the baby from accident and injury. Do not restrain them, just keep a close eye on them. Remove outer layers of clothing if they are under cover, and ensure that they are not to warm. When the seizure is over, assist them to a resting position to the side with their head slightly tilted back ensuring free air ways. If there are several occurrences of this, ensure that you seek medical advice quickly.
In the case of Rocco, he died from choking on his own vomit, not from the seizure itself, the parents did not hear it though the baby monitor. Currently his mother has spoken to hundreds of parents with similar experiences, and found the support and strength to carry out her campaign of awareness to Febrile Seizures and the importance of knowing first aid, especially for infants should you be a parent. Thanks to our sponsor for supporting this cause of awareness.
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