|Cara, after using markers|
By the time the paramedics arrived, Cara finally snapped out of whatever it was, and although she was very lethargic still, at least she was looking aware of where she was. The paramedics said that what we described sounded like a "febrile seizure," where she had a low grade fever all day then it just spiked, and the high temperature caused what we saw. They said we should take her to the ER, so that's where Beth is going now. I'm staying home because somehow, Anna slept through all the commotion and is still asleep in her bed. Cara was very clingy to Beth.
By the time we were putting Cara into the car, she was talking, and even saying, "Bye, Daddy!" So I think everything will be fine. It was a scary thing to see, though, when you have no idea what's happening, for how long, why, or how serious it is.
At least I wasn't out of town just yet. I'm a little concerned about the trend, though - last time I was out of town (in Seattle), Beth had to have the fire department come and break in to the house. Cara had locked her out when she was getting the paper!