Saturday, October 15, 2011

Home, but....

Sorry, I didn't realized that I forgot to update this with "HOME!"  We were let go late Thursday afternoon.  Friday went well until 6:15 p.m. when Avery began vomiting.  About 3 hours later she had vomited about 18 times and there were flecks of blood in what was coming up.  The on-call Pediatrician said "take her to the ER."  Scott was at work, so Dad came and stayed with the big girls while Mom drove us there (and stayed ~ THANK YOU!) and I sat with Avery and caught more vomit.  She was miserable.  Long story short, we didn't get home until 4 a.m.  It was determined to be a version of what Shelby had.  They gave her IV Zofran and fluids.  Poor thing had a urine culture collected by catheter :-(  She was VERY brave.  She slept well once home and we just woke up less than an hour ago.  We have a script for Zofran to keep the vomiting away.  She is running a very low-grade temp.  Despite being given the IV fluids and drinking Gatorade this morning, she still has not urinated since before this all began last night.  I need prayers that she starts going and that the fluids she's taking in stay in.  Also, please say a prayer that this virus stops with her and doesn't taken down Riley, Scott or me. 
Shelby all ready for her "princess" ride out of the hospital.
Stopped on the way home from the hospital at Montessori to see Mrs. Lundgren

Sick baby in the ER.

Putting on such a brave smile after her IV was put in.  Daddy was working, but snuck down to be there for the icky IV and urine catheter.  He needed to wear gloves and a gown because his patient had all sorts of contagious stuff. 

Her IV.  It took 2 pokes. :-(

Shelby and the awesome Colette from RMH's Child Life.
Avery and Grammie having quite the deep conversation.  Avery kept saying "this is taking so long!"

Shelby and Mrs. Marshall, a volunteer at RMH and my *old* 4th grade teacher!

Of course we decorated Shelby's hospital room.  This time it was a Halloween theme.  If you can't make out her sign, it says "Anti-Boo-Otics."  Funny kid.  She came up with that all on her own!

1 comment:

Coralee said...

Love the pics! Great to see Mrs. Marshall. Here's to a HEALTHIER week!!!!!!