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Sunday, March 6, 2011

What a weekend...and not in a good way (Hospital trip)

My pretty little girl hadn't been feeling well since Wednesday - she had the dreaded bug. The STOMACH BUG... she'd been vomiting and have the dirty "D" in her diapers... and, basically refusing to eat or drink. (which, didn't matter because if she did eat, it all came out anyway)...

As the days progressed she was just not even trying to drink what we offered, had no interest in eating and overall had no energy. She was becoming more and more lethargic. On Thursday she took 3 long naps at great grandmas that day-- at first I thought  to myself maybe her body is catching up and she'll feel better... but... she slept 10 hours Thursday night, and by 8:30 am on Friday was asleep again at great grandmas.

So, "Ma" (our name for great grandma) called me at work concerned. She didn't like Paige's lethargy and didn't think she was just tired anymore... **in the 2.5 yrs she's been watching the kids for us she has NEVER called me at work -- so I knew something was wrong**

I immediately called the pediatrician, got an appt as early as possible and Jason got her to the doctor by 9:30 -- I left work because I was way too worried and was hoping to meet them at the Dr - but I just met them over at Mas.

Dr said she had a bad stomach bug and it should be over soon and we need to try to get her to eat and drink something small every 15 minutes. BUT if she vomits one more time call right back - and off to the hospital she goes....

Well... we got her to eat a few (like 3) Cheerios and a sip or two of Juice -- and she almost instantly had the "Dirty D"... she also was practically lifeless... it was like she crashed after her appt...

So the doctor said take her to ER for some fluids and we should be sent home...
 But...poor girl had nothing left in her.

In their attempt to do some labs and insert the IV they had to try 3 times because her veins kept collapsing due to dehydration. They immediately decided she was to be admitted.... She had no symptoms of anything other than the stomach bug, but her dehydration was concerning -- she had only 1 wet diaper in about 18 hours --

So - we eventually got moved up to the pediatric wing.
The remainder of the night she refused to allow anyone NOT EVEN DADDY to hold her. Just mommy. what a looooong day --
but by Saturday morning she already showed improvement...
She sat up and played a little bit...

and we even put her in a wagon (IV hooked up to wagon!) to get her out of the room!

We finally saw the Dr and were told she could start eating solids and if she ate at lunch and dinner - and HELD them down she could be discharged...

Luckily -- she did, and we left! We didn't get home til after 6pm on Saturday -but, Paige couldn't wait to get outta there::


She's eaten a few small meals today, drank plenty of fluids... so she seems on the right path to her old self...

**crossing fingers it doesn't go to Connor now!**

2 comments:

Gina said...

Ugh, these crazy stomach bugs! I'm glad she's on the mend.

Fire Wife said...

OMGoodness! How scary! So glad she's doing better!