Tuesday, October 12, 2010

oh, what a night..

Hubs called me at work this afternoon to tell me that the dude didn't have a wet diaper all day.  Yesterday, his teacher said he never had a wet diaper, either.  I put in a quick call to the Pediatrician, but considering the dude's history with his kidneys and his entire medical history, they suggested we take him straight to the ER.  It could indicate dehydration, or something more serious like a kidney blockage, clot or infection.  I took off out of work, picked up Hubs and the dude and off to the ER we went, where we waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited......let me just tell you that trying to keep a 2 year old happy in an ER where he can't touch anything because it's just gross is not fun.  Not fun at all.  It was getting really late, so I checked on the progress and was told that he'd have to have a chest x-ray first and then the Doctor would see him, and that Peds was really backed up, so it was going to be a while.  This was after waiting over 2 hours.  So, we made the executive parental decision to leave.  Keep the dude in a yucky ER with people yelling, rolling on the floor and puking into buckets, or bring him home and keep an eye on him.  Not a hard decision.  While we were waiting, the dude drank 3 big bottles of water.

On the way home, I started feeling very lightheaded because I had not eaten since lunch.  Brad had to pull the car over so I could "share" my lunch with the Interstate.  Apparently, the sounds of me losing my lunch were freakin' hilarious to the dude and he was laughing and laughing as I was puking and puking.  

When we got home and took the dude out of his (brand spanking new) car seat, the entire seat was soaked in PEE!!!!  I guess the sounds of me puking literally made the dude laugh so hard that he peed his pants!

Here's the dude and hubs in the ER.  Can you tell we're thrilled?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

tell baby claire to stay in there!

Some sweet friends of mine are expecting their first child, Claire, in December.  Rebecca went into pre-term labor this past week and is currently on bed rest at Duke.  Baby Claire has a heart condition, which will require surgery after birth, among other medical diagnoses, so a pre-term birth is not in her best interests.  I visited with Rebecca today and she's in great spirits, but they are very worried about the future holds.

I'm asking that you take the time to visit their new blog (written by Rebecca's sisters), offer some words of encouragement, and say a prayer for them.  Join me in telling Baby Claire to "Stay in there!"