Sunday, June 1, 2008

Is she Dehydrated?

We went to the ER today as Ashley was vomiting a lot in the last 12 hours. Grandma came over and watched Whitney as we took Ashley to Childrens. They gave her 7 oz of IV fluids and more Zofran through her port IV. She was immediately better. Its 8 pm and she hasn't vomited for 10 hours. Whew! Tony may try going back to work tomorrow. That ought to be interesting.

There are so many things that happen during this treatment that make us cry. Just watching them pull tape off her skin and she's crying... it makes us cry. Today at the ER we had two really good laughs. My shoe fell on her head (she didn't even notice). We busted a gut. Then she fell asleep against my chest while in the ER bed. I hiccuped and her arms and legs flailed out to the sides in her sleep. That was so funny. Tony and I laughed about it for 5 minutes. -- April


Mako said...

I love reading your posts. Your honesty about your feelings, your fears, your smiles. This post makes me think of that great quote, "live, laugh, love". Thank you for sharing your lives with us!

Teacher Susan said...

April - Taitu had to have both a feeding tube and a blood transfusion as an infant in the NICU. It is horribly difficult to watch/support invasive procedures on your child. I think that you have to balance her daily suffering versus the discomfort of the procedure. Thus, a feeding tube might seem terribly invasive/moving backwards, but if it keeps her from vomiting it would be worth considering. I've always subscribed to the philosophy that Slurpees are magical and can be ingested for hydration when nothing else can. If Ashley is an ice lover she might enjoy one.

I am always so thankful to hear that you having loving and available family to help out. Please remember to contact your fellow Ladybugs (ok - I guess you are Dragonflies now) for play dates and support!

And, I would have LOVED to see the hiccup dance. That does sound like a silly moment!

Hugs to all, Teacher Susan