Monday, January 7, 2008

No ER for us right now!

We have had vist after visit after visit to our local hospital. In fact, we have made many friends while Lil Bug has stayed there and when we return to visit our friends who are still there, the nurses and staff recognize us...they're like extended family.

With that said, we have not had an extended stay in the hospital since Jan. 8, 2007. That was the last time Lil Bug had brain surgery. Tomorrow will be a 1 year anniversary of that date and let me just tell you, it has been a splendid year staying OUT of the hospital.

Yesterday afternoon Bug had some very strange bowel movements. I won't go into explicit detail, but I will say that it included coffee-groundish type "stuff." I know from past experiences that is not a good sign. She had two BM's like that, so I figured we were heading to the ER to figure out what was going on. The concern with coffee groundish substand in BM's is that there is a bleed somewhere higher up in the digestive tract.

After some discussion with the dr. on call, it was determined that we could stay home! YAY! He did advise that there is a bug going around that she might have and suggested we only give her clear liquids for the remainder of the night as this bug eventually progresses into vomiting. So, we hunkered down, fully expecting the worst when we went to bed last night.

When we awoke this morning to a little, "Mommy! I'm awake! Come get me!" I quickly realized that we never were awakend during the night and therefore, we made it through without any vomiting. Today Lil Bug is acting and feeling just fine.

Praise God, I believe he answered all the prayers that were sent up last night and the sick-bug quickly left our house!


L L (skyangel) said...

Praise the Lord! I am so thankful that Lil Bug is doing better!

PeWee said...

Praising God with you! I'm so glad she's feeling alright!