Wednesday, July 25, 2012

No fun being sick

Haley and Rachel have had a rough past week.  It all started with Haley last week when she started vomiting.  She had caught what has been going around - the dreaded stomach bug!  We tried to give Haley Pedialyte to help keep her hydrated but she would not drink it.  We were giving it to her in her sippy cup and later we realized that she associates her sippy cup as having only her Pediasure in it.  We gave her some Pediasure because she wanted it, but she would just vomit it so we tried water, but she would vomit that too.  We got worried as she was just not looking good at all and we knew she was dehydrated.  We took her to the ER and they gave her Zofran (anti-nausea med) and told us to give her 10 ml (oral syringe) of Gatorade every 3 minutes.  Well that worked!  She finally would drink something other than the Pediasure which was NOT agreeing with her stomach.  It took Haley about 3 days to get back to her normal active self. We are so happy she is well again.  Then it hit Rachel.  We assumed it would go through the house to all of us, but luckily Thomas, I and Kayla have avoided it (so far).  I have been washing my hands a thousand times a day to avoid spreading it.  Hand washing is the key!  Rachel is just not feeling well.  She has a fundo so she really can't vomit, but she has been having a lot of diarrhea and it is still going on though starting to decrease some.  Her doctor said it can take up to a week to stop.  It is easier to keep a child hydrated when they have a g-button like Rachel.  We have continued to feed her though have been using some Pedialyte as well to keep her hydrated.  She is just not herself and we look forward to when she gets well and back to her normal self.  So this is what has been going on in our house the past week and why I have not done a blog post in over a week.  I don't have any pictures since I have not gotten my camera out this past week.  I will be doing their 3rd birthday photo shoot in a week.  Lots of pictures to come!  I can't believe their 3rd birthday is coming up on August 4!         


  1. Sorry to hear about that, but glad it is all getting better. Praying for a speedy recovery and I hope nobody else gets sick.

  2. Get Well Soon Rachel and Haley! Hope you are both on the mend now and everyone else is fine.


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