Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Stomach Bug for Matthew

Matthew has had a rough couple of nights and days.  He began crying out periodically about 9p on Tuesday night, and then started throwing up at 2am on Wednesday morning.  He proceeded to throw up or dry heave every hour or so throughout the night, tossing and turning, moaning and crying between bouts.  Wednesday, he rallied a bit during the day as he hung out with my mom, but proceeded to keep throwing up, crying, tossing and turning, and generally being miserable through the evening, last night and this morning. 

Thankfully our pediatrician had an open appointment this morning.  Matthew got a shot which the doctor thought would stop the vomiting in its tracks and we went home with an Rx for more anti-nausea meds and another antibiotic (for yet another ear infection).  The pediatrician's best assessment is that Matthew would likely only want liquids for a few days, solids maybe this weekend. 

Matthew drank a little water on the way home from the pharmacy and then went straight to nap afterwards.  So far, he's held it down which is a big improvement.  Hopefully he is on the mend.  Poor little man!

4pm post script:  Matthew is throwing everything up again, including the dose of anti-nausea meds.  Poor kiddo.

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