Sunday, March 24, 2013
Our Scary Afternoon
Friday was as normal as any other day. Ben was at work and Trenton and I were waiting at home excited for daddy to get home. Ben was supposed to get off at 4 and he usually is home within 10 minutes. At 4:20 he still wasn't home so I gave him a call and he said he was almost home and as I was talking to him Trenton threw up EVERY WHERE! I would say it was his last 2 feedings worth all over his legs, my stomach and leg and the couch (down in the crack none the less and our cushions do not come off). At first I just thought how unbelievably nasty it was and I told Ben to hurry so he could help me clean up. After I hung up I realized Trenton wasn't breathing (it was a matter of 5-10 seconds between him throwing up and me realizing he wasn't breathing). I hurried up and tilted him and he started breathing, he was all happy fine and dandy. After I stripped him and myself down of the nastiness and threw our clothes in the washer Ben had gotten home and I told him to take care of Trenton while I showered off real fast. As I was getting out of my 2 second shower Ben had brought Trenton upstairs to get him a new outfit and then he threw up again and was having a really hard time breathing again. Ben luckily got him over the sink so there was no new mess to clean up except for Ben's arm. We were planning on going out and running a few errands but I told Ben just to go by himself and I would stay home and give Trenton a bath because he smelt and I was hoping it would help him feel better. As I was giving him a bath he threw up again (now all out of food in his system it was getting to the mucus throw up) and he started doing a really sad sad cry that neither of us had heard before. Ben went to Walgreens to get him pedialite while I stayed home with him and then he threw up AGAIN (at this point I was carrying a bucket around with me to catch the throw up) and so I told Ben to call the doctors to see if we should go in. I then called my mom and told her and she said to keep a close eye out because babies get dehydrated fast. As I was on the phone with her Trenton threw up again so I had Ben come home and we went to the doctors even though the nurse said that she didn't think we needed to come in. At this point he had lost all his color and was shaking. He threw up a bunch more between the drive, the waiting room, and waiting for the doctor to come in. I was worried because when they weighed him with his clothes ON he was only 16.02lbs and I knew he was 17 lbs normally. They came in and got some blood and then gave him an anti-nausea shot. He then FINALLY stopped throwing up. He was to the point of throwing up bile every 5 minutes and his crying was SO sad. I would say 15ish times in just over an hour. The doctor came in with the blood results and said his white blood cell count was extremely high and that had him a little worried. He gave us a prescription for some anti-nausea medicine and said to give it to him 6 hours later if he started to throw up again and to give him only pedialite through the night till we came back the next morning to check his blood again. He said that if he started up as bad as he was in the night we would have to go to the emergency room and if his white blood cell count was still high in the morning we would have to emit him to the hospital! SCARIEST thing for parents to hear. Luckily he was a champ through the night and didn't throw up once. He woke up a bunch because he was uncomfortable sleeping up right in his swing (doctor's orders) and he was hungry because pedialite isn't very filling. He also HATED the pedialite at first, but after he realized that was his only source of food he ate it just fine. The next morning we took a trip to the doctors and he was back up to 16.11lbs with clothes off wich made me very very happy. Then they did the blood test and the doctor came in and said that his WBC count was back down! Friday it was 23.3 and just 15 hours later it was 13.9. Woot woot no hospital! The doctor said if he didn't know any better he would have thought it was food poisioning, but he didn't know how that would happen if I didn't have it since I was his only source of food. He did have rice cereal but the doc said that it wouldn't happen from that. So it remains a mystery as to what made him sick, but he is pretty much better (still having pedialite every other feeding to get him totally rehydrated). I feel so blessed that nothing too terrible happened and that our doctors is open till 6pm and open on Saturday because it saved us a trip to the ER. Count your blessings every day!