Sunday, June 15, 2008

Little D is in the Hospital



Our little guy is so sick. He got very dehydrated in a matter of hours. It was so scary how gaunt he looked. I could tell something was very wrong cause he had horrible diarrhea and it was straight water. I called the pediatrician and got and an app that day. But she said he just was feeling bad from an ear infection and the diarrhea was from the drainage into his stomach. I brought him home and was sick to my stomach. He still looked awful and wasnt moving at all. He would just lay on the bed like a doll. I bought Pedialite and tried to give him a bottle but he threw it all back up. Andrew took him to the ER and I stayed with the other kids (I hate watching them put IV's in my babies). They said he was severely dehydrated. I felt like a bad mom cause I knew something was wrong but I didn't act fast enough. Yesterday we found out he contracted the Adeno virus and he lost almost all of his bodily fluids in a matter of hours. So I couldn't have done much. They had him ride in an ambulance over to another hospital where he is now in the pediatric ward. He is still not able to function without the IV keeping him hydrated. He was drinking bottle after bottle of formula and pedialite but still his diapers were weighing more than what he was taking in. So they decided that the virus was feeding off of the food and last night they held off feeding him. In an attempt to starve the virus. Best guess is he might have gotten it from the zoo. He is doing better. This morning he had a little bit of stuff in his diaper that they can test in the lab and see if his body is fighting the virus like they want it to. For now he his still in the hospital and Andrew and I are taking shifts spending the night there.

4 comments:

Shawn said...

My goodness that is terrible! I remember when Kaylee had to go to the hospital for being dehydrated, it's really scarey. Doesn't it make you mad when the regular doctors are always wrong like that?! Good luck, let me know if you need anything!

Shayla said...

I am so sorry!! I hope your little guy gets to come home soon--I hate having a baby in the hospital. It is a horrible feeling.

lynsee said...

That is so sad. let me know if you need anything. I can babysit or bring you meals, whatever you need don't hesitate to call me.

Stephanie said...

Is he still in the hospital? We'll keep him and your family in our prayers. I'm glad your instinct was on top of things and you got him help when he needed it!