Sunday, March 29, 2009

Not a Fun Day for MB

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.

11 comments:

Kristanne said...

I am so sorry. It is no fun to have a sick baby. I hope he feels better soon.

Karolee said...

I hate that helpless feeling when your kids are sick. Hope he is back to his happy, healthy self soon...

nymanzanita said...

Wow! What a rough time for MB! I am glad to know that you figured out what was going on with him though...it sounds like he is doing a little better though and will be back to eating sand in no time. :) Hope you got to rest up today after a long night with him.

Anonymous said...

i was so sad and concerned when I heard about MB yesterday. I'm so glad he is doing better and continues on getting back to his cute energetic ways. (Maybe he had a hang over from partying too much on chocolate monkey cake at his birthday party!!) That's the down-side of parenting is when your child is sick and you feel so helpless. xxoo G.R

Jamie said...

What a scary day for all of you. I'm so glad you got him to the hospital where they could give him the help he needed.

BRIAN & JESSICA said...

I'm Sorry, That doesn't sound too fun. Poor MB:( Hope he gets feeling better soon!

Engrained Emotions said...

Poor baby boy~ I hate having babies at the hospital. Glad your home and on your way to getting better.

Deb

Grandma Beaner said...

So sorry for all the stress, worry, and MB's sufffering. I guess last week wasn't the best for a lot of folks. Did you read about Tristie's adventure? Hang in there. We all know parenting is definitely not for sissies. We love you.

The Idahoans said...

I am sorry about MB, I hope he feels better really soon!

porterpies said...

Oh my gosh! Scary stuff. I'm glad you took him to the hospital. Hope he's feeling better now! It's rough when your kids are sick.

Melissa said...

It's so hard to see your tiny babies suffer. I'm glad he's doing better