Monday, November 7, 2011

Always Something

My baby boy is sick again... this is pre-pneumonia and a stomach virus within less than a month of each other. Let me give you the details.

Saturday morning, we all woke up and things were completely normal. My boys all went for a quick trip to Home Depot and then to pick up breakfast at McDonalds. Everyone was fine, at breakfast - actually enjoyed it more than my boys typically do. They then took their naps as usual... but for the rest of the day, James wasn't eating much if at all. I noticed his tummy was a bit bloated, but thought that everything would be fine.

I got him to eat a little bit the rest of the day, and put them to bed a little later because of the time change. When we woke up on Sunday morning, he had thrown up in his bed over night and was a mess. Poor baby! He didn't really want to eat much or drink much at all yesterday - but we tried to encourage as much as we could. I kept him to the BRAT (Banana, Rice, Apple Sauce, Toast) diet with a few other things added in. We also gave him some Miralax - because that's been a problem for us in the past, and sometimes that makes everything all better.

Around 12:30 in the morning, he woke up screaming. I went up to get him and he had thrown up two more times in his sleep. We brought him downstairs and noticed that his diaper was pretty much dry - from 6PM to after midnight... so we decided he needed to go to the ER for fear of dehydration or John was worried he might have some sort of intestinal blockage. I stayed home to wash all his bedding and stay with Tyler.

The hospital did an x-ray on James' tummy and didn't see anything to be too worried about. They gave him a Tylenol suppository, a Popsicle, and a prescription for some Zofran. They got home around 4 this morning, and he went straight to bed.

John went to bed at the same time and headed for work around 7... poor Daddy, got about a total of 4 hours sleep - 2 hours before the hospital trip and 2 hours after. We're watching James today, he's sleeping quite a bit today trying to catch up. I'm also trying to get him to drink as much as I can... he's not eating so far today - but I'm not worried about that too much right now.

They said that Tyler might get this too - so we're praying that doesn't happen and trying to be diligent about keeping things separated and clean. It's always something, isn't it?

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