Guest Mary from OH Posted January 30, 2005 Report Share Posted January 30, 2005 Well, I'm exhausted. Marissa was up from 11pm to 6:30 am vomitting. I paged GI at about 4am to see what they wanted us to do. They were worried about obstruction, reaction to a new med, enterocolitis or another infection and of course dehydration from vomitting so much and also being on so many laxatives. They told we could bring her in then or wait until "morning" and let her try to get some sleep unless anything worsened. She had a slight fever. By morning, her fever had gotten to 102.6 (her normal is 96.8 like mine), but she had finally stopped vomitting. I paged GI again. They said to bring her in. They still had the same concerns, even though the vomitting had stopped. GI told me that they wanted abdominal xrays to R/O obstruction,labs, probably for us to do an irrigation there and IV fluids. I figured we'd probably be there all day and possibly be admitted for a day.ER trip- They ended up doing the xrays. Thankfully they said she didn't have an obstruction; however, she had "abnormal gas patterns" , which she has frequently. I forgot this can also be a sign of obstruction and didn't even question them on it or see if they had GI look at it . I was just SO tired. They NEVER did labs, but did finally get a little urine from her. They said she was mild/mod dehydrated but that she could drink at home. So, no IV fluids... They tried to do a strept culture, she didn't cooperate. Her fever spiked again while we were there. Only 3 hrs after Motrin. GRRRR Then, We were discharged and told to rotate tylenol/motrin every 3 hrs and return if worsens and continue her normal GI routine. They claim it's viral. How do they know that? They didn't even do cultures??!!She's barely eaten or drank. I knew she wouldn't and I told them so. She always does that if she's really sick. She's been sleeping since 3pm. I took a nap with them for about 2 or so hrs.... ARRRGGGHHHHSorry, I just needed to vent.Then, to top it all off. My husband asked about a birthday party we're supposed to go to tomorrow. They said it's fine as long as her fever is gone. Since I was up for half the night, I feel like crap. But, bless my husband he actually REALLY helped out a LOT!!! Right now is the normal time we usually take her upstairs to start doing her irrigation and get her ready for bed!! This is not good!! She has had less than 8oz of fluids all day, 2 bites of food (I'm not that worried about the food).I'm sorry, I probably shouldn't have even posted here, but I just get so upset. Thanks for listening! You guys are the best!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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