Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sick Baby* Edited

** Warning - I am very tired - this post may not make much sense! :) **

So, we've had a sick baby since Tuesday. Not to get to detailed, but he's had diarrhea since Tuesday morning. Last night I was at work and Kevin told me he had projectiled his bedtime bottle, but that he was able to get some pedialyte in him using a syringe. We had no idea that projectiling is a bad sign - it can mean dehydration. (Just letting all the other new parents know!)

Anyway - this morning Micah could not keep ANYTHING down - even sucking on a wet washcloth made him throw up - dry heaves and all. He projectiled the bottle that he was trying to suck down and I knew something was WRONG WRONG WRONG. He also looked like he was grey and could barely lift his head.

I called the doc's after-hours and they told us to come in at 9 (this was at 7:30) so I rinsed Mic off (he had poopy pants) and packed a bag for the entire day - just in case. Kevin took the day off and we went to the doc, who told us that, yes, he was severely dehydrated and we had to go to the hospital. So, I cried the whole way there but then was strong for Mic as it took an hour to put in the IV (felt so bad for the nurses - they were so upset having to stick him so much).

I won't go into too many details, but it was a LONG day - he threw a few fits (but that was good b/c his strength was returning - bad b/c he screamed for 15 minutes straight) and slept a lot. Diagnosis is Rotovirus - which supposedly only lasts 2-3 days, so hopefully we're finished after tonight or tomorrow. Now we're alternating very small amounts of rice milk and pedialyte bottles every 2 hours. We got the pedialyte popsicles - we found out today he likes those! :)

SO - our first trip to the ER was exhausting, but thank goodness - we are home and can hopefully get him well here at home instead of staying at the hospital. (They kept him for 10 hours b/c they were going to admit him.)

This is just after the IV went in - he is actually sleeping here - remember he sleeps with his eyes open? It totally freaked the nurses out - one kept pushing on his belly to make sure he was okay.

Dad & baby sleeping

Popsicle Mouth! He was loving his orange popsicle. :)
(But, when I look at this picture - I can see how terrible he was feeling! So sad for my baby!)

I should add that we have great friends - they took care of our dogs all day and then we came home to a clean house with the dishwasher running. That was a great feeling - we left so quickly this morning- it was a mess! Thanks Rob, Chris, Mitch & Gracie!

I promise I'll add to this post to let you all know how he's doing tomorrow. Right now I'm praying that he stays hydrated and this virus leaves his little baby body.

*It's Friday morning and although he kept his fluids down all night, that's not the case this morning so we're off to the doctor in a little bit. He may have to be admitted to the hospital. Please, if you're so inclined, say prayers that he gets better. I am one worried mama right now and Micah is really over this whole being sick thing.


16 comments:

  1. Oh no!!! Poor baby Micah. Rotovirus is no fun. I'm sorry you had a rough day. Get some rest, praying Micah is back to his happy self soon.

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  2. Oh Stacie. I am so sorry. I am glad that he is on the mend. Rotovirus is very serious. If you need anything at all...let me know.

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  3. Hopefully he is better soon and that you were able to get some rest!

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  4. I'm definitely keeping you guys in my prayers and thoughts.

    Cindy

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  5. Poor baby. I will certainly pray for him and for you guys.

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  6. Feel better Micah! We are keeping you guys in our thoughts and prayers!
    Colleen and JF

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  7. Oh my!! I am so sorry to read this about poor, Micah. I am sending crazy amounts of healing vibes and good thoughts to him right this very minute. I wish I lived closer to offer some type of help for y'all.

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  8. Poor little Micah. I hope he's feeling better soon. I am sending positive thoughts your way.

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  9. Oh man sounds horrible! Ihiope he is doing better now! My lil guy sleeps with his eyes open too. Not all the way open but half closed it freaks everyone out. Did you ever ask a doc or anything about that. I never have i just figure its just the way he sleeps. Roseann

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  10. Oh Stacie, I'm thinking of you guys...

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  11. I will be praying for your little boy. I hope he can get to feeling better and you all can get some rest.

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  12. Oh my gosh Stacie! We are definitely praying for sweet Micah! Ugh, it is SO awful when they're so tiny and so sick! Hopefully you will have some good news to report soon.

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  13. oh no! Baby Micah! Praying for the little guy... I hope he is feeling better and that you are all getting some rest!

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  14. Oh Stacie.... Darnit. Seeing such a sick little guy is hard via internet- I can't imagine how it feels up close and personal. I'm sending prayers your way to give you continued strength as his momma. Micah- know the troops are out here thinking about you and wishing you well.

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  15. We are sending our prayers your way! Hang in there...this too shall pass.

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  16. Poor Micah...I pray he's better soon!!!

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