Friday, April 3, 2009

Update on Sarah

Well, Sarah still seems to be recovering. We had a little bump in the road and actually ended up in the hospital on Wednesday. Sarah wasn't urinating much, she was cranky, and her diarrhea was getting worse instead of better. I took her to the doctor, and she decided to admit her to the hospital for IV hydration. :(

We were seen by a different pediatrician at the hospital, and she said Sarah really didn't look that bad to her. Her thought was to bottle-feed Sarah through the day in order to measure how much she was taking in and weigh her diapers to see how much she was putting out. No need for an IV at that point. Yay! The pediatrician came back in the evening and said everything looked okay and we could go home. They did test her for rotavirus, and that was negative. So as far as we know, she just had some sort of virus - just not sure what! The doctor said the diarrhea Sarah is having now is just post-viral and it's nothing contagious.

So the plan right now: I am on a little bit of a diet until Sarah feels better. That means no caffeine, no dairy products, and no spicy foods. We don't want any of that stuff crossing into Sarah through my milk.

Today Sarah seems pretty good. She's still a little more fussy than usual, and it has been difficult to get her to bed the past two nights. She seems to be hungry constantly. That's good though, because she has lost some weight. At her appointment 3 weeks ago, she weighed 11 pounds 13 ounces. At the hospital, she weighed 11 pounds 9 ounces. A baby her age should be putting on a little under a pound every two weeks, so that ends up being quite a weight loss for her little body! Good thing she was chunky to begin with! :)

1 comment:

The Vrugginks said...

I hope your little angel feels better soon!!!