Monday, August 27, 2007

ER

Yes- we hit a breaking point last night and after some throwing up and dry heaving- we carried Tallon to the ER and we are so glad we did. He was dehydrated- talk about miserable- I felt so bad for my little boy and he looked soo sick. We arrived around 10:30 PM and thankfully the ER was not busy and I recognized the nurse who triaged us and he got us a room quickly- THANK YOU LORD!! ( I had been praying the whole way to ER that I would recognize someone working and we would not have to wait long) soo, an IV stick, iv fluids later and a popsicle- around 4 AM we were discharged home- exhausted but alive. My parents were kind enough to come pick up our home and finish washing and drying our bedding (that Tal had vomited all over) so we had a clean house and clean bedding to sleep in. Tal slept well. I woke him up at 7 and he ate a popsicle, some toast and drank some water, and then he and I fell back asleep until 10. Poor Daddy- he went in to work today- I know he will be ready for some rest tonight. So far, Tallon seems to be acting more like himself today and has definitely had more of an appetite although he is still on basic food- jello, toast, saltines, popsicles! He is just starting to wake up from a great 2 1/2 hr nap so we will see how the evening goes. The evenings have been the worst with this GI bug so I am praying that he will do well tonight and continue to progress. We did not carry the camera ( we were just in a rush to get to the hospital with him dry heaving) and although he was so cute I am sort of glad I don't have any pictures to remind us of how aweful the past week has been!! Thank you again Lord for our health- I so often take it for granted!!

7 comments:

The Bakers said...

oh poor Tallon and you all. I am so sorry he is sick. I am dreading the day when Kaelyn gets a GI bug...I hate anything like that myself. I am glad he is feeling better.

Michelle said...

My heart goes out to you. That really sounds awful and I am sure that you all are so exhausted. When Sydney was vomiting all the time I just didn't think I could do one more load of laundry or clean vomit off the floor one more time. Ugh! Your parents are so sweet and I am glad that they are there to help you all out. I hope tonight goes well for you. Keep us updated!

Collin, Aron, Makgill, and Clara Beth said...

My poor, sweet nephew...We love you so much, Tallon! I absolutely HATE that you all have gone through such an AWFUL week. We are praying for a peaceful, RESTFUL night for you all. And most of all for NO MORE throwing up. Please feel better soon, "Sweet T". We miss having your precious face around our house!

Chrys and Mike said...

oh, bless your sweet hearts! i'm so glad you went and were treated, tho. praying tonight goes well.

ly.

chrys

Hope said...

Oh, I'm SO sorry ya'll are having such a rough time! We were in the ER and hospital for 4 days last year with a GI bug and it was AWFUL! It is so difficult to watch your child in such misery and be unable to fix it for them. We were total germophobes afterwards, as you realize how easily they can become so sick. We will pray that Tallon is well soon and that all of you get a good night's rest!

Chris & Emily said...

oh - so glad to hear he is doing better. I know you are thankful for that. I hope he continues to heal and that you all get rest. poor little baby.

Brian, Jennie and Carlisle said...

Honey, I had NO idea what you and your little family were going through...I had heard Tal was sick, but OH MY GOSH. I am sorry. You are an INCREDIBLE Mama. Great job nipping it in the hiney and taking him to the hospital. This too will pass and he will be back to wild and wonderful soon. Miss you tons! : )