Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sick and Sicker. . .then a bit better.

Well here we are, blogging from Primary Children's Hospital.  Lily was admitted yesterday with severe dehydration and dangerous sodium levels.  She has had a bad bout of the flu.  Friday her pediatrician gave her an IV bag and some meds to stop the vomiting.  He left the IV in but by Saturday she was in such bad shape that she was sent straight here.  She is doing much better than the last two days.  Her sodium is normal and she is so full of fluid her eyes are a little puffy.  We get to stay here until monster Diarrhea leaves for good.  I am just glad to see her eat a little this morning and get a little grumpy with the nurses.  I can think of little worse than watching your baby lay, unresponsive, sick and dry.  Thank heaven for modern medicine.  I am so grateful to live in this country with this wonderful hospital.  

We will be here a few more days but she has turned a corner and will be better soon.  I will post an update later with a cute picture of our precious patient.  

9 comments:

Chow and Russ said...

Scary! I'm glad things are looking up though. I hope she gets well, and fast. : )

Erin H. said...

How terrible! I don't know if I've ever heard of anyone - even a baby - having to stay in the hospital for the flue! I hope she gets better and gets home soon, and that you are holding up ok! Love you all!

Claudia said...

I am so sorry for poor little Lily and for you guys for having to worry so much! I hope she's back to her normal self soon! Hope we can still see each other Thursday!

Britny and Jeffers said...

Oh poor Lily! I wonder where she got the flu from?? Well I hope she feels better soon! What a tough girl!! If you guys need us to bring you anything, let me know! Love you guys!

Beth said...

Wow! I am so sorry that Lily is so sick. I hope that she gets better soon.

Brooke said...

I am glad to hear she is doing better, but how are YOU doing. I bet you have gone a long time with no sleep tending to your little patient! I hope you will be feeling better soon too :) What a scary week!

Angi said...

That is so scary, I hope everything is going OK...You are so put together though I'd probably be freaking out.

momwouldgo said...

Give'em hell Lily! And get better!

Malia said...

Man, I have been MIA on the computer lately so I just heard about Lily today from Amy and Diana and had to check your blog to find out if she is Okay! Poor ting. I know on FB you said she was sick but Pua Ting her! Okay I will read the more current posts and hope they say she is better!