Saturday she started vomiting at 1pm, wouldn’t keep anything down, not even Pedialite.
We took her to the emergency room at 8pm where I had to hold her down while they inserted an IV and took blood. They had to tape a board to her arm so she wouldn’t bend the arm with the IV. She also had a pulse monitor on her big toe.
Have any of you ever seen a toddler-size hospital gown? Despite the smiling face of Ronald McDonald and the Hamburgler, it’s still pretty pathetic.
She kept down a cup of water after getting 400mL of saline, and they sent us home. She kept saying, “Me wanna go home, NOW!”
Today, she’s eaten about 75% of an English muffin over the course of the day, a teaspoonful of chicken broth and maybe 4oz of liquid in all. She refuses jello, ice cream and strawberries (her fav.). She’s still having wet diapers, so I’m not so concerned about dehydration, especially since she’s not vomiting now. She now has a low temp, but I pinned her down and forced liquid tylenol on her, so it’s under control.
She’s terribly down and lethargic. She isn’t talking much and I can’t get her to smile, even when I tickle her. She drew with markers a little bit, but she doesn’t even want to paint…which she usually bugs me to for hours on end.
All she wants to do is watch TV and lay on me. She’s asleep now, my husband left for Boston, and I haven’t taken a shower since yesterday morning.
She’s never been sick like this. It’s horrible and I can’t help her w/o her thinking it’s torture.