Josie Duggar suffers a scary seizure on '19 Kids & Counting'

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Josie Duggar Suffers a Scary Seizure on '19 Kids & Counting'


A scary moment for the Duggar family during Tuesday night's episode of "19 Kids and Counting."

"I need someone to talk to! Please, Josie!" Jana Duggar cried on "19 Kids and Counting."

"Can you hear her breathing? Can you hear her breathing? Put your ear on her mouth, can you hear her breathing?" asked Grandma Duggar.

"I can't! She just took a breath, she just took a breath," sobbed Jana.

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"Apparently breathing, she's coming back around," said a paramedic.

Yes, the youngest Duggar daughter, 5-year-old Josie, suffered a seizure while filming this week's episode.

Parents Jim Bob and Michelle were out of town at the time, so Josie's older sister Jana was left to deal with the terrifying medical emergency.

Apparently, little Josie was running around the house and playing when she suddenly became unresponsive and started jerking.

Luckily, older brother James recognized the signs of a seizure right away and ran to get help. Paramedics arrived soon after, and Josie ended up returning home good as new.

Josie has experienced a handful of seizures like this in the past. Michelle revealed during the episode, if Josie spikes a fever, she has a tendency to have febrile seizures.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, this type of seizure is often brought on by fever in infants or small children, and approximately one in every 25 children will have at least one.

Of course, Josie has experienced her fair share of medical issues in the past. She was born prematurely at just 25 weeks and spent the first year of her life in and out of hospitals.

But she's since grown into a happy, energetic little girl. Jim Bob told People on her fifth birthday, "She was pretty fragile there for the first six months and even the first couple years. But she's gotten stronger and stronger, and it's hard to hold her down now! We are thrilled with her progress and so thankful to God."

Josie has reportedly been doing well since the terrifying seizure. And in the words of the adorable little girl herself ...

"I'm all better now!" said Josie.

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