We made it until around 8 pm and then I got pretty scared. He looked like a little skeleton and he wasn't being very responsive at all (just floppy and eyes rolling back in his head). We got to the ER and at first they were worried that he might be septic (serious scary stuff), but after numerous blood and urine samples said that he had a viral infection in his gut and started him on some antibiotics and a saline IV to get him re-hydrated.
Dennen made it to the hospital when he got off work to relieve some of the stress, and boy he did. Doesn't it seem like most males are the level headed ones and can stay calm, whereas females are usually bawling their faces off?? Or is it just me? We took shifts during the night giving him little sips of Pedialite. I probably got one hour of sleep and Dennen probably got two (I thought he deserved more because he had work the next morning at 6 am).
Long story short, we just walked in the door and it's about 7:30 pm. Whew, what a night!! Glad that's over.
Now for some pictures. "What?!" You say, "pictures??" Yeah, I know, who takes pictures of their sick kid. I couldn't believe how much skinnier he got with being dehydrated so I had to take some pictures. He went from 14.2 lbs, to about 13.5 lbs when I brought him to the ER.
|Right when he was admitted to the ER (note the rolled back eyes).|
|Still skinny, but has the IV in his head.|
|Sportin' dad's glasses while he gets plumped up with some fluid.|
|Yay, all better in his freaky baby cage!|