Thank you so much for all your expressions of support yesterday! Here’s a quick update on Hayden’s health:
This morning was a repeat of yesterday: puke and white poop (sorry).
I called the doctor (no more monkeys jumping on the bed; how sad for Marty) and we went in late in the morning. Hayden did not have a temperature, but he’d lost five ounces (you know, of weight) since the last time we’d been in.
After explaining the situation several times (and showing the doctor his white poop, which the doctor agreed was weird, but was probably just because he hasn’t been eating), the doctor said he should be on Pedialyte only for the next eight hours and ordered blood tests.
So, instead of finally getting around to picking up the gifts for my sweet friends who watched Hayden last week, I got to go to the grocery store for Pedialyte and then the hospital for a blood draw. Amazingly, once we got all the paperwork done, there was NO wait in the blood lab (we always had to wait for several people when we went in for Hayden’s jaundice tests) (yeah, both days). I should get a call some time this afternoon with the results. There is a chance that his liver or kidney function is inhibited, but the doctor said the blood tests are really just a precaution.
However, Hayden is not currently dehydrated (as his abundance of tears can attest), so that, at least, is a good thing. One of my sisters was hospitalized for dehydration when she was a little thing, and that is just scary, so we’re hoping to avoid that.
Thanks again for all your kind words; it’s so good to get encouragement from other moms who know what it’s like!