Bugged by a stomach bug

December 4, 2009 at 5:22 pm 5 comments

Polly got the stomach flu out of the blue two nights ago.  She sat up in bed and threw up all over the place and proceeded to throw up almost every two hours for the next day.  By nine last night it was apparent to us that a trip to the ER was in order.  Polly hadn’t had a wet diaper in four to six hours by then, nor had she been able to keep down her seizure medication, her aspirin or any other of the medications she takes.  She had grown a bit listless too.

Usually with a stomach bug we’d nurse a kid through.  It’s different with Polly now though.  You can’t be too careful with her health.

So I bundled her up and she and Sergei took off into the night; an excursion no one was excited about.

Thankfully the doctors did not seem to think she needed an IV or to be admitted.  They gave her medicine to stop the vomiting and after a while she was able to drink and keep down 4 oz. of pedialyte.  Sergei and Polly were home by midnight exhausted but happy to be back.

Polly slept through the night without any messes and today she has perked up a bit.  So far she’s had a wet diaper this morning, is still on the nausea med and is sipping apple juice.  About a half hour ago I gave her the other vital medications for her Moyamoya and now she is participating in reading time; her book is imaginary and she is speaking a language I don’t understand. 

But I’m happy to hear the story.

Thanks to all of you who caught the prayer request on Facebook.  I’m thrilled she didn’t have to go through another hospital stay before her surgery. 

13 more days until her first surgery.  I pray that she can stay healthy and stroke free until then.


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Barb  |  December 4, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    So glad to read that she’s feeling better. Hope the bug disappears!

  • 2. Lyndi  |  December 4, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    So glad she is feeling better and able to hold down the important meds. I love hearing about her imaginary reading, too cute!!

  • 3. Tanya  |  December 5, 2009 at 4:01 am

    So good to hear that she’s doing better today.

    Praying for you all.

  • 4. Leah  |  December 5, 2009 at 5:28 am

    Oh man! I’m glad to hear she’s on the upswing. Keeping them healthy before upcoming procedures is SO stressful! I’m really sick right now, and praying Angela doesn’t get it! We leave on the 13th for Boston to meet the doctors there and have a ton of tests & surgery. She needs to stay healthy!

  • 5. Sally  |  December 5, 2009 at 6:07 am

    Wow, just what you need. I’m so glad she’s through it and I’m hoping all of you stay healthy too.


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