Jamie Otis 'shocked' to hear of 'common' ailment after 2-year-old suffers seizure

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Jamie Otis revealed her son has been seizure free for 48 hours in an emotional Instagram post. (Image via Instagram/@jamienotis)
Jamie Otis revealed her son has been seizure free for 48 hours in an emotional Instagram post. (Image via Instagram/@jamienotis)

Jamie Otis is opening up about her son’s recent health scare.

Last week, the "Married At First Sight" star shared a heart-wrenching video of her two-year-old son, Hendrix, having a febrile seizure — a type of seizure triggered by fevers.

On Saturday, the 35-year-old shared a health update to Instagram and announced that the toddler had been "fever and seizure-free for 48 hours."

Otis shared new photos with fans, including one where she is seen cuddling Hendrix while he sleeps peacefully.

“Gosh, it's so strange how he could be so full of life and happy one minute and then literally the next minute he's limp, blue, and not breathing,” she captioned the post. “I've talked to SIX doctors at this point and they all say febrile seizures are actually 'common' in babies and children."

Otis told followers she was "shocked" to hear that the seizures were common and admitted she had never heard of anyone experiencing them before.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 5 per cent of children between the ages of six months to five years will experience a febrile seizure.

Otis told her more than 862,000 followers that she was determined to "get to the bottom of this" health issue for her son and relay any of her findings with fans.

"If this is 'common' I feel like we gotta share about it more so more families can be prepared because it is so SCARY to see your baby lying limp in your arms and not breathing," she wrote.

Fans were relieved to hear the news, who sent Otis a flurry of good wishes.

"So glad he is OK. Big squeeze friend!" commented a fan.

"Oh thank God! My niece had something very similar happy to her and my sister could not get to the bottom of it. It was beyond scary for her. So I feel your pain. The good news is my niece outgrew them and is a healthy 8-year-old. I pray the same for your son!" explained another.

"Goodness. Totally understand how scary that is! Praying for your whole fam!" wrote someone else.

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