Monday, January 11, 2010

Too long...


...with a fever, that is. The little guy has had a rough weekend as yet another nasty fever ravaged his body that was already tired from fighting off the first fever virus just a couple of days before. Our best guess is that he has been host to a piggyback virus...or his body is just having a hard time fighting off the first one. Regardless of what he has, Nathan is quite sick.

His fevers have been impossible to maintain, and the sicker he is getting, the less he will eat or drink...thus creating the perfect storm for dehydration. A quick visit to our pediatrician this morning confirmed what I was suspecting...he needed to be admitted for fluids. So after a few hours of waiting for a bed to open up, we made our way to our Children's Hospital.

Nate was admitted into the PICU again, but only because with the Dextrose solution he needs, there is the possibility that he will need insulin to go along with it. And for some reason, they always bed us up in the PICU because this. Everyone is super nice, as usual, and taking great care of my little man. One of the moms of a kid in Abby's class came in tonight, and we talked for a while. We've seen each other during pick-up time for months, and when she came on for her shift and saw that a kid with mito had been admitted, she peeked in to see who it was. I had no idea she worked up here, so it was so great to talk to her for a bit.

There's been no talk of when we will be able to get home yet. I'm sure that we are going to need to see the little guy perk up quite a bit before that can happen, and I hope that will be within the next day or two. Keep the Nafey boy in your prayers...he's such a trooper through all of this, but it is always so hard to be poked and prodded numerous times.

4 comments:

Nicole, Drew, Jack, Megan, Sophie, and Lucy too on January 11, 2010 at 11:45 PM said...

We will be praying for Nate that he gets well soon and returns back to basline. Lucy loves sugar too, hope it does the trick! Hang in there Mama, it is never easy when these admits happen.

Heidi on January 11, 2010 at 11:56 PM said...

OH shoot, I was so hoping this all would pass and you could avoid the ER :( Poor little guy, dehydration is what does it for our kiddos. Sending you huge hugs and praying its a short stay for Nate.
Heidi & Jack.

Nicole on January 12, 2010 at 2:50 PM said...

I hope Nathan turns a corner soon! Lots of prayers for him!!

Beth on January 12, 2010 at 6:03 PM said...

Amber - we are sending you lots of thoughts and prayers. We love you all. Beth, Brian and Matthew

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