Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children
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Monday, August 25, 2008

Scary Day

Yesterday morning, we discovered Amelia--her whole body, and everything in her crib--covered with diarrhea and vomit. I cleaned her up and fed her a bit. And she gushed it all right back out.

After a quick call to our doctor, Dave and I took Amelia to Children's Hospital in Denver. Where we spent about 11 hours in the emergency department. They had to try a few times to insert an IV, and she had to have a catheter, too. Poor little thing!

The doctors ended up deciding that, in addition to whatever the underlying feeding problem is, she has a virus. We have spent the last many hours giving her teaspoon amounts of pedialyte, and she has kept it all down.

We'll try a bit of formula later this morning.

We're going to try to switch to the GI Department at Children's this week, too, now that she has a pile of records there.

On a happier note, all of Amelia's labs (blood and urine) looked good. (They are still investigating the overflowing poopy diaper we took with us.) We are thankful she is a healthy girl. But it's time to figure out why she can't keep food down and gain weight!

1 comment:

Steph and Evan Griffith said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Amelia is so sick. I'll keep her in my prayers. Give her a hug for me.