Thursday, February 7, 2008


Poor Addy has the flu. It came out of nowhere. She began throwing up Tuesday night. At first we weren't sure if it was her dinner not settling well in her tummy or if it was a virus. Needless to say we realized it was a virus once she continued to throw up continually throughout the night.

The next morning (Wed.), we tried Pedialyte, but that wasn't staying down either so the pediatrician said to take her to the hospital for fluids. We went to Children's hosital ER Wednesday afternoon when I got home from work. I figure that while Addy is young, it's worth it for the little bit of extra drive (to Children's hospital) to take her where they specialize only in children. They ran a number of tests. Labs, x-rays, ultrasound.....just to be sure it wasn't more than a virus and of course they gave her an IV. All tests came back normal. She had to drink some more Pedialyte and if she kept it down she could go home. Well, she managed to keep it down and we left around 11:00 p.m. Thankfully for most of the day, she was in good spirits.

Wasn't until about 3:30 in the morning (Thurs.), that it has all started again. I am home with her and today she looks really sick. She kept some liquid down this morning, but since then she has not. So, we are going to continue to watch her and if things don't turn around we may have to make another trip back to the hospital for fluids. Let's hope not!!!!

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