Shelby began having rectal bleeding today. This can come with Shigella, but not as you're getting better from it. I've talked a couple of times with the on-call GI and he suggested she get looked at. No fever, but only acting so-so. I'm sure labs and an IV are in her near future. She looks a bit pale and her tummy is still HUGE. I'll share details as I get them.
IV's in, fluids being run, more bloody poop. Labs don't look horrible, though. She has the doctors mystified. I'm sure we're headed up to the Peds Unit for overnight. I'll do one last update for today in a bit.
12:41 a.m. (Technically, Monday, I know)
In her room on the Peds Unit. IV fluids and antibiotics running...we'll see what tomorrow brings. She's on a clear liquid diet and NOT happy about it. When you're hungry popsicles, ice chips and juice just don't cut it. I feel so bad for her. Her IV is now the 3rd little dot on her arm. They're all lined up in a row. Its a great vein and a great spot so that she can mostly still use her left hand, but, poor little arm. Her right arm has bruises from blood draws....ah...we just want our little girl better. Please pray for that. Thank you.