Friday, March 13, 2009

Back to the ER......



Matty has been sick for a few days now. He has been throwing up randomly, as well as having LOTS of loose and stinky poops. So, I took him to the ped yesterday, only to discover he had lost more than a pound within a few days. And on tiny Matty's frame, that is A LOT! He was down to 21 lbs or so. He was acting very lethargic. The ped sent us right to the Emergency Room of the local hospital. On the way into the hospital, Matty threw up all over himself and ME! Yuck! It seems that Matty has rotavirus, and once they gave him an IV of fluid, he perked right up, so much so that he was singing away in the room! I've been giving him tons of Pedialyte since, and he seems to be doing well. Although, I do have to mention, as the ER doc was ready to discharge us, Matty pooped all over me! Yes, I had him sitting on my lap, and he squirted ALL over my jeans! Ugh-sooooo yes, I was crapped on and puked on all in one day...........and from only ONE kid! :) As I left the ped's office on the way to the hospital, I turned to the pediatrician and laughingly asked, "We ARE going to look back on these years and laugh one day, right??????" He chuckled and said, "YES!" I hope so! :)

6 comments:

Jill said...

Oh Ann!!! I am so sorry the rotavirus has hit your house! It is an ugly virus. I will be thinking about you often and hoping that no one else gets it. Remember to wash and sanatize everyone and everything often because it can spread fast.

Kim said...

Hi Ann,
I hope Matty is feeling better he has been through so much in one week! You should try and get some rest if you can they don't need for you to get sick.
Kim

Lani said...

ughhh. I'm stopping by via the mcnulty quads blog.. my 3 just got over rotavirus about a month ago- nightmare! I got puked on by 2 babies simultaneously at one point! We all ended up getting it, so I wish you luck!

Misty said...

Ann,
I do hope you get a break soon! I"m sending you the biggest hug & LOTS of prayers for you & Matty!
Take care,

Denise Wheeler said...

I am so sorry! I hope he is feeling better. That really sucks that you got pooed on and puked on, in only a matter of a few hours.

Dorinda said...

Oh Ann, I'm sorry to hear you're at the ER again! Aaagh! I will be praying that Matty feels better soon and that someday you can laugh at all this!