Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year.

My poor baby.
Olivia woke up with the stomach flu this morning. She's thrown up 12 times in the last 5 hours and can't keep a thing down. This is the first time she's ever had a stomach bug like this and she's handling it like a trooper. I took her in to the pediatrician and she didn't fuss at all. Normally she would be screaming and fighting the ear check, throat check, etc...but not this time. She was totally cooperative. You could tell she didn't feel well. So, we are watching her for dehydration, pushing the Pedialyte, catching the Pedialyte when it comes back up, and holding her Lasix - no need to dry her out anymore than what she already is. Apparently everyone in the town of Macomb has this bug. Olivia has barely left the house, but leave it to her to find that silly germ somewhere.
We did get a prescription for Zofran, so hopefully that will help cut down on the vomiting. We are praying that this is short lived and it doesn't spread to anyone else (which would be an actual miracle).
I haven't forgotten to post about our Christmas happenings, it's just that with everyone home for break, things are crazy around here. I have to actually be responsible.
Here's to a great 2009!

3 comments:

Judy said...

Oh no! What do you do about all her meds? I hope this passes quickly! I think Christian had it earlier this week, so apparently the East Coast has it too! Praying that no one else catches it!

threekidchaos said...

Poor thing! I hope she feels better soon & everyone else stays healthy. You know you couldn't go too long without someone getting sick, right?!

Crystal Montgomery said...

Oh boy! I can totally relate. My entire household fell ill over Christmas break :( Izzy did great however no doubt due to her g-tube and Nissan. Hopefully Olivia has the 24 hour bug and it will pass quickly.