Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Exhaustion

Two weeks ago, little man and I were doing this:


This morning, the picture was much the same although the hospital was different. Four and a half hours of ER time to treat Austin for dehydration thanks to a nasty bout of diarrhea and vomiting that WILL NOT go away. Add in bleeding from the hoo-hoo and the need for a catheter and you have one very sad little guy.

We are home now. I am feeling the same relief I felt two weeks ago. Thankful for doctors and medicines and making things better. Little man is upstairs taking a much needed nap with his bottle of Pedialyte tucked safely under his arm.

I am going to collapse into a nap of my own, sans the Pedialyte. All this parenting of sick kids is wearing me out.

11 comments:

Sarah said...

Poor little Austin! I'm glad he's ok and you are home now and he's getting some rest. I hope you get some too - you are always doing so much to help everyone.

Kate said...

oh my! I hope he starts feeling better soon, poor boy. Take a good nap, I hope you get the rest you need :)

Kris said...

OH Karen, this is horrible. It reminds me of when we took Porter to the ER last year for the same thing. I'm so so sorry. It's the worst experience ever that I would never wish on anyone. I hope he gets feeling better soon and you get some rest yourself!

Tiffany said...

Poor little man! So sorry he had to go through that! Glad he is better and sleeping! Such a sweet picture!

Lisa said...

Oh no! Glad you are home and that everyone is resting :)

Kelly said...

You have had your share lady.... I'm so sorry. I'm glad he's on the mend, hopefully you can all sleep and get the rest you need. Stay healthy.

Nancie said...

Kar-
Jack did this same thing about 2 weeks ago. he wouldn't keep anything down and basically every liquid ended up in his diaper. I feel for you. It was exausting! Get better soon austin.

tharker said...

Poor little guy. I hope he is better very soon.

Enjoy your nap! (and DON'T mow the lawn, it can wait!)

Mimi said...

So sad to think about this little cutie feeling ill. I'll be thinking about you guys!

Annette Rose said...

Poor Guy! I hope he is feeling better! Sick kids are no fun!

Amy said...

Poor little guy! I hope he's doing better now! (and you, too!)