Tuesday, September 22, 2015
High on hydration
In my defense, C. opened her mouth and willingly drank every gulp. Nevertheless, her stomach became slightly bloated and her diaper stayed dry.
Finally she expelled the water. But through the wrong orifice. Her mouth a geyser, the stuff gushed out with frightening force.
We speculated about blockage of some kind even though we had no clue medically what we were talking about. Another trek to the Emergency Room seemed unavoidable. What kept us from racing there was that C. seemed pretty OK in every other way. No lethargy or distress, and as responsive as usual.
So we stood her up and began re-hydrating her again. This time I did it slowly. We then transferred her to her chair. No more vomiting. I then gave her some very liquidy food. It also stayed down.
Finally, after around another 45 minutes of drinking, we celebrated a wet diaper. She's been wetting regularly ever since.
Lesson learned: do not give C. tons of water too quickly or while she's lying down.
And here (above) is her beautiful face saved by those two stitches.
Written by The Sound of the Silent