21 May 2008

Little D update

Our little guy is still sick. He's not drinking anything on his own. Dennis and I have been feeding him dropperfuls of Pedialyte and got about 16 ounces in him this afternoon. He fights it, but at least it is staying down. Today we were headed to the emergency room for dehydration when we got a call from the doctor's office. Turns out Daniel has a parasite. Right now, we have no medication for it and the treatment was going to be an IV fluid push, which we have been doing without the needle here at home. We have been bouncing between medical care providers as we've been figuring this illness out -- our doctor was full, then we actually saw our doctor, then our doctor was off, then our urgent care physician weighed in. It's been frustrating.
Tomorrow, our doctor should be in and able to help, I pray. In the meantime, I visited the health food store and got a natural remedy that I am also praying will help. If the little guy would just drink, I would be much less worried. But he won't. Or doesn't. And I'm getting a little freaked out.

5 comments:

~liz said...

oh april. i understand being freaked out. i will pray for his speedy recovery and a less-frustrating doctor experience. and that he'll begin to drink, to soothe his mama's fears. thanks for the update...
~liz

-M said...

WOW...that sucks. Protazoan parasite? Man. Well I will pray that you get to see the blinking doctor and that he can get some treatment other than/ in addition to fluids. Love you - call me if you need someone to hangout with Annalivia.

more cows than people said...

oh... how scary... adding my prayers to the others.

Holly said...

Oh, I'm so sorry, April.

In my VERY humble opinion (and I hesitate to offer anything advice wise...)

I wonder IF some liquid off of a can of peaches would help...drop by drop? It's an old remedy from a beloved pediatrician to BOTH Dawn C. and I. It needs to be the type that is HEAVY syrup, not lite.

I'll be praying...

April said...

Thanks, all. Holly, that is fascinating advice. Is that for dehydration...diarrhea...thirst? We'll try it!