Monday, September 24, 2007

Deja vu


I don't know if you all remember the cronic sickness last year that ultimately led to the decision to have Lucy's adenoids removed. Well ... I wonder what else could be removed now that the sickness parade has started up again. I am very worried for her. She had first round of puking on Thursday night and by Friday midday I thought, well wow, that was a quick recovery for my girl. Saturday morning she seemed fine. Saturday afternoon she started seeming a bit unstable. Saturday evening she seemed ok again and I left her with her auntie Jen at night so I could go to a fund raiser for The Blue House and then continue for beers at an Irish pub (first time in over two years). I returned home around midnight and Lucy was sleeping soundly (in my room, but that's a different story). Around 2am the vomit fest began ... by 6:00 a.m. she had thrown up on EVERY TOWEL AND BLANKET in the house. She was vomiting so often I couldn't get these into the wash. I called my mom. At 6:30 I called the pediatric nurse who told me to bring her to the ER if she vomited again in the next 1/2 hour. She did. We went. Somehow walking into the ER was a miracle cure for her vomiting and her limp energy. She seems better now but ... I am on eggshells. Plus my poor girl weights less now then she did in May. We're going to her regular pediatrician to see if any thing else could be happening. Here is a photo from about 6:45 on Sunday morning when the girl had no spirit left at all.

10 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh baby. I am so hoping it isn't anything she picked up while in Chicago. The vomiting episodes seem a bit scary. And she looks completely spent. Not at all the Lucy with the effervescent personality.

Were you able to have some fun on your evening out?

D said...

Yuck.

Is she able to use a wide mixing bowl or bucket for vomit?

My mom always gave us towels when we were a kid. The vomit sometimes slid off.

My older son uses a bucket. He is
a) proud of himself for hitting the bucket
b) able to investigate the chunks in the bucket afterwards without me throwing a tizzy

Maybe it is a psychological reaction to being in Minnesota. You should probably moved to Southern Wisconsin just as a precaution.

Mama Papaya said...

It breaks my heart to see Lucy so quiet. I miss her boundless joy and energy. Hoping it is just a big bad bug kiddo.

And Mama, give your girl a squeeze for me.

Baseball_Lipgloss said...

Maybe it is me that makes her vomit. I mean, I was babysitting the last two times she threw up. Oh, maybe it was a late reaction to the Little Pony's thing. It could have been a form of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD.)

Jen

Malia'sMama said...

Oh poor little one...
My heart goes out to both of you. I hope she feels herself again very soon!

jayme said...

Aww, poor Lucy. (and poor Stacy too!) I'll be sending along my strongest "get well" vibes. In the meantime, maybe you should heed d.smack's advice and move south!

cathy said...

Terrible! Just terrible, for both of you. Take heart... she won't remember this in a year or two. Also, kids are amazingly resiliant. They DO bounce back. Those stomach bugs are really tricky... you can have a sick kid for 48 hours, and then they seem to be getting better. Another day goes by (a day that your child is back to eating lots of food) and that pesky bug isn't quite done yet. And then all that food has to get back out.

It is so hard to watch, and so scary for you. It's even harder when they vomit all night. You're tired and smelly and want to cry. I'm so sorry. I wish I lived closer to come do your laundry!!!! Feel better Lucy. Please keep us updated.

Jen and Dan said...

Poor Lucy. I am so sorry she is so sick and I hope she gets better so soon. I can't imagine how hard it is for you to see your baby so sick. Take care, I hope a speedy recovery is in sight soon.

Sebrina said...

Poor Luci!!! I have been reading your blog for a year at least and I remember how sick she was last year. My oldest son was one of the sickest babies I have ever met. He was on antibiotics 8 times in his first 15 months. He had ear infections, lung infections, flus ect.. When he was about 15 months old I started taking him to a chiropracter and she suggested that he was sensitive to certain foods and that I should try taking him off all dairy and also sugar. I was willing to try anything at that point. It was the best move I made because since then he has not had one infection and he barely gets sick anymore. If a child is senistive to certain foods there immune systems sees the food as a something to attack. This puts the immune system into overdrive and it is so busy fighting a harmless food that it cannot fight a real illness. Maybe you could try talking to a naturopath about Luci's diet? I hope she feels better soon!

Cindy said...

Poor sweet Lucy! Maybe try a gluten, dairy, & meat free diet for awhile and see? I'm not big into food group snobbery myself, but she is such a sensitive little body, you never know :)?