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February 10, 2012

on February 10, 2012

Do I look sick to you?

Today’s episode in Ashlin’s ongoing saga of disease and pestilence is brought to you by dehydration.  As the on-call doctor suggested last night, I called first thing and got her an appointment.  By the time we got there at 11:00, she had only had one wet diaper, her morning diaper.  She also had been very fussy in the morning.

So, she’s lost at least two-thirds of a pound in a week.  Her earsdrums are still red, but not bulging.  The doctor didn’t want to prescribe another round of antibiotics – omnicef – as Ashlin already has diaper issues thanks to the amoxicillian and then the zithromycin.  Not sure if her tummy issue, she hasn’t puked since yesterday, is from them too.

So, we were told to push pedialyte and breastmilk.  To even use a syringe to get more fluid into her.  The doctor initially wanted at least one wet diaper by 3pm.  We didn’t have a wet diaper by 3pm.  She did wet one, sort of, by 4pm.  Doctor wasn’t totally happy, but as Ashlin is mostly herself, we should wait and see tomorrow.  If she starts acting odd over night, we were to call the on-call doctor.

So, to start a third paragraph the same way, we are waiting to see how she does.  She had a barely wet diaper, one not worth changing around 5pm, and a dry diaper at bed time.  She nursed a bit, and then fell asleep pretty easily.  She’s been a bit restless, but not bad.

I just want my normally happy girl to be better.


22 responses to “February 10, 2012

  1. Lori says:

    Lori G* commented on your post.

    Lori wrote: “Look at those pink cheeks! Did she have a fever too?”

  2. Kelly says:

    Kelly B* M* commented on your post.

    Kelly said: “Oh my, poor little girl! I hope she is feeling better tomorrow!”

  3. Awww. Get well soon! I haven’t read all of your recent posts, but I did skim enough to see there’s a bunch of sick people over there. Sorry this is going on…

  4. MK says:

    Mary-Kathleen wrote: “I hope she is better soon! “

  5. Riana says:

    Riana commented on your post.

    Riana wrote: “Hugs to Ashlin. Pee, girl, pee!”

    • lisasff says:

      LOL! Thanks! She did give us a lovely wet diaper this morning… and then exploded, but the one wet one was very very good!

      • Riana says:

        Riana wrote: “Spring is coming…cold season will be over soon. Let that be your mantra as you get through the rest of the winter.”

        • lisasff says:

          Oh, I CAN’T wait!! We had gotten over her non-seasonal issues (weight, feeding, etc.) It would be great to be able to focus on sleep, for once. LOL!

  6. Anne says:

    Anne G*M* commented on your post.

    Anne wrote: “Ashlin awww .. I hate hearing she isnt well. Toop cute to be feeling so yucky”

  7. Eileen says:

    Eileen J*M* commented on your post.

    Eileen wrote: “Omg Lisa. I would be a wreck. Come on you doctors. Get it right!!! I hope she is Better today. And poor mommy can catch a break”

    • lisasff says:

      Eileen, these past few days – weeks – haven’t been easy. Knowing what was going on, and not being able to get her to drink more was rough. We actually syringed pedialyte into her, which of course, she didn’t like much.

      So far this morning, she’s had about an ounce, and counting… she seems to like the grape :)

    • lisasff says:

      Oh, and so far it isn’t doctors not getting it right, it’s her having one thing after another… ear infection with fever, rash from medication, new medication, and now this… the doctor’s are struggling to keep up!

  8. Toni says:

    Toni F commented on your post.

    Toni wrote: “Oh I am so sorry. i would be a basket case with especially with the dehydration. Hoping she turns a corner soon!”

    • lisasff says:

      Toni, thanks. It hasn’t been an easy few weeks over here, what with one thing after another with her. We’re pushing fluids, as much as she’s letting us. It’s mostly a waiting game right now… eagerly waiting for another wet diaper!

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