Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I'm back

I've been MIA for a few days because Eli's "off" week ended up being a full blown stomach virus - complete with vomiting and never ending diarrhea. I won't go into all the details of exactly how much diarrhea and vomiting there was, lets just say it's the least fun 4 days I've had in a very long time. Oh, and the yeasty diaper rash that left Eli screaming each time he had diarrhea - thankfully I had about half a tube of Nystatin left that gave him a tiny bit of relief.

Monday morning I took him to the doctor and got a new, stronger prescription of the Nystatin. He also had to have blood drawn (that was fun since he was dehydrated) to see what his CO2 and electrolyte levels were. Turns out, they were too low and he needed IV fluids. They had to poke him twice because the first vein blew as soon as she got the needle in - again because of the dehydration. He ended up getting 3/4 of a bag of fluid over about an hour. He fell asleep with me holding him, about 20 minutes into the bag. Which was good because he wasn't very happy about having his arm strapped to a board to keep it straight.... He had a wet diaper and was cleared to go home.

Tuesday he woke up a completely different person! He actually told me he was hungry and wanted "befast" a/k/a breakfast and a "anana" a/k/a banana! Since then he has progressively gotten better and seems almost normal this afternoon.
Now we just have to break the all day tv watching. Since every time he would have a burst of energy and run around, it would make him throw up - we plopped him on a pallet in the play room in front of movies all day from Friday afternoon until Monday afternoon..... So, he thinks he's entitled to watch whatever, whenever now. OY!

1 comment:

meredith said...

oh man, that stinks!!! sorry your little one was sick--that's no fun for anyone. hope he's back to his old self soon.