Friday, February 27, 2009

My poor little pickle.....UPDATE

Tyler has been sick since last Sunday. Photobucket He woke up early that morning saying his tummy hurt, but when he climbed up in bed with us he seemed ok. As the morning went on I could tell he wasn't feeling good. I brought his blanket and pillow out into the playroom and let him lay on the floor near the wood stove to stay warm and so he could look out the sliding glass door. I was hoping he would end up falling asleep and wake up feeling better, but no such luck. Zane decided to run to Walmart to get him some children's Pepto, hoping that would help. He had no fever, so I thought maybe he ate something he shouldn't have the night before. (although, I couldn't think of anything he ate out of the ordinary...) Well, before Z could get back home Ty got sick. He didn't make it to the bathroom and ended up getting sick on his pillow. He felt so bad, poor guy!! I took him into the bathroom to get him cleaned up and he asked me if I was upset with him for getting sick on his pillow.........I hugged him and told him I was very proud of him for not getting upset and freaking out like he did the first time he got sick. He seemed to feel somewhat better, and actually changed his clothes and put his shoes on. He did sit by the wood stove for awhile, but he did say he felt a little better. It wasn't too long after that that he got sick yet again. After that he wanted to lay in the recliner and watch a movie, so I got him set up in the chair and turned a movie on for him. He seemed to be doing better, and I asked him if his tummy was still hurting and he said no......well, he ended up getting sick one last time. After the third time he just layed around the rest of the day, sipping on a little Diet Sierra Mist and some Gatorade. I was really hoping by Monday he was going to be better, but early Monday morning he woke me up to go potty.....and he ended up going 10-12 times throughout the day on Monday. It's eased up somewhat, but he still isn't eating hardly anything and still has diarrhea, sometimes going anywhere from 5-12 times a day. I feel so bad, but since he doesn't have a fever and is staying good and hydrated I guess whatever it is just has to run it's course. It's been 5 days now, though.....I hope it's just about done, poor baby. Photobucket

** Tyler has an appointment at 3pm. I'll update when we get back.........

** We're back. His appointment was at 3pm. I went into the shower at 1pm and when I went back into the living room Ty was passed out on the sofa. I let him sleep, and right before Z got home I had to wake him up and he looked so pitiful. He had a hard time getting up off the sofa, and walking from the living room to the bathroom he had to stop halfway and sit down.....he couldn't even get himself dressed. Photobucket When Z got home we left, and Ty kept squirming in his seat, saying he couldn't get comfy and was about to cry. Before I knew he, he got sick. I grabbed a grocery bag just in time, but he still got some on his shirt and seatbealt. I wiped him up the best I could and when we got to the doctor's office I took him into the bathroom to clean him up while Z checked us in. He told the nurse that we had a little accident on the way over, and she said she would get us in a room right away. We had just sat down when the nurse called us back. they checked his weight (44lbs!) and we got into a room. He got up onto the table and layed down. He really looked bad. :( The doctor came in and asked us what was going on. We told him how he has been, and that he had gotten sick on the way to the office plus been potty 8-9 times just today. So, he checked his ears and throat and was going to check his pressure but he didn't have a small enough cuff for him. When he went to get it, Ty said he had to go potty. When we got back into the room, the doctor checked his pressure, which was fine. He did say since he doesn't have a fever and isn't dehydrated that there really isn't too much they can do. It can be either viral or bacterial, and he could give him something for it, but the anti-biotic may make him worse so he wanted to let it run it's course. He said he should be feeling much better by Monday. He also said we were doing all the right things and to just keep doing what we're doing. They did give us something to get a stool sample, but if he was feeling better by Monday they wouldn't need it and to just throw it out. He did eat a little dinner tonight, and is now laying on the sofa.....hopefully the worst is behind him!

We did get his 5 year check-up scheduled, and he'll aslo get his kindergarten shots at the same time.