MB fell asleep in his daddy's arms before his "Not Fun Day" started. Until this past week, the only time I remember MB falling asleep in our arms is when he was still nursing. He is very particular about sleeping in his crib, swing, or car seat.
We found out yesterday that MB had every right to be very grumpy. He hasn't been himself for a week and we thought it was a side effect of the immunizations. Yesterday as we were on our way to a nephew's baptism MB was fussy so I sat in the back seat with him and noticed his tongue was white.
I called my own personal ask-a-nurse (a.k.a. my sister in law). She suggested we call his pediatrician. The nurse asked us some questions and recommended we take MB to the ER since it had been a while since he had a wet diaper. This seemed a little extreme to me but when it comes to a child, I'd rather be on the safe side.
We dropped off the pasta salad (which is part II to this story) and headed to the IMC.
Sure enough our little guy was dehydrated. As the nurses took his vitals, he had a major blow out, covering himself and his mom in a very horrible smell. The diarrhea started and continued at the hospital, one diaper after another (fortunately we had an emergency stash of diapers and a pair of jeans for me in the car).
The poor guy got an IV and even worse, a catheter (NOT natural).
He cried and moaned as we felt completely helpless.
Fortunately he slept and slept and slept.
We left the hospital 6 hours later with a sleeping yet hydrated Mr. Boy. We're hoping & praying he'll regain his energy and feel better soon.