Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I thought I'd seen everything...but I spoke to soon...

Remember last week when I said something about finally being able to breath and Qiana getting better....wow, apparently that was totally PREMATURE!. Cause this is what my friday looked like.

After she had been throwing up I took her to the doctor again...and she had lost a WHOLE LB. in just two days. They put a catheter in to test for a UTI (urine very dark, but negative), then had to draw some blood (getting a needle in was tough since a. she's a baby and b. she's a chubby baby with veins that can easily hide when prodded), then we sat in the procedure room while they pumped in 3 bags of fluid in an iv.

Her bloodwork and U/A were normal so she was just really really dehydrated. poor girl.
Over the weekend we tried pedialyte, successfully for about a day then she wasn't having it, and she has yet to drink more than 4 ozs., no matter how long it has been since her last bottle. It is just so weird to have my girl go from this

to this

And what is worse than having a sick baby....being sick with a sick baby!
Yep, to add even more bad news to my week, at about 4am sunday morning I was hit with the most painful stomach cramps EVER! OH MAN, I thought I was going to die. Needless to say I spent sunday either in bed or in the bathroom. Luckily my awesome roommate Emily was able to watch Qiana, in between her naps, which is such a blessing cause I could barely move, let alone hold and take care of a baby. But I am much better now, and hopefully Qiana is on her way there!

13 comments:

Kimmy said...

Seeing the happy picture compared to the sick baby picture makes me so sad for her! She looks just so miserable. Hopefully now that you've both been sick, you won't have to deal with this again for a long while.

Annie said...

I am so sorry she is sick. It is so heart-wrenching to have a sick baby!

Earl Family said...

Oh man. I am so sorry for you and the babe. Hang in there!

Samantha said...

Oh there is nothing sadder than a sick little baby. poor girl.

Piper said...

How awful, and scary! HOpe you two feel better soon.

Alyson said...

Crappy crappy. I am so lucky that i Have never been sick when my kids are. I cannot even imagine. It is always so sad to see them so helpless. Glad you are feeling better and hopefully Qiana isn't far behind.

Colleen said...

Angie! Those are the saddest pictures! Poor baby. I know how miserable all that testing can be, we just did it with Luke too. But the IV is the worst. I am so sorry your weekend was such a nightmare. I hope things are improving already!

mumovearls said...

That is just so sad! can I just say though... that I caught the throw up square in the chest?... Yip Nice one!
Poor baby Qiana! I need you to get better... but after today maybe you are? -Nena

Brittany said...

i'm so sorry- that sucks like nothing else when they're sick like that. hope she's doing better now!

lysh said...

I have missed your blog! I swear I haven't been able to read any blogs forever. I hate to come back and see pictures like that of Qiana though. Heart Wrenching!

melanie said...

A sick baby and a sick mom are the worst combo. So glad you have Auntie Em to help out and you could rest. The sick photo of darling baby girl is so heartbreaking. I want her to smile again too!

Mandi said...

So Sorry! Sounds exactly like what Marlee has. Weird. My sister got hit with it too, not fun. At least I was lucky enough to be healthy and take care of Mar. Being sick with your kids is so hard. Hope you both feel better soon!I'm looking forward to meeting her when I come out next week!

Jess said...

Poor girls :( Being sick is the worst, please let me know if you need anything?? I'm hoping you are all better now :) Qiana is just too cute to be sick, oh & so are you Angie :)