Monday, June 15, 2009

Princess Needs Fluids

So mom and dad went out after the swim meet last Saturday night. About 11:00 pm we got a phone call that poor little Princess was feeling very sick. We were headed home anyway and by the time we got there she was getting sick. Poor thing had a very bad headache. She was in the sun all day so we figured that she just needed to cool off, get some rest and most important get some fluids.
Poor thing was up about every hour getting sick. We began to think that it must be a flu bug. She never had a fever and that was confusing to us. Her head hurt so bad that it made her nauseous. We were beginning to figure out that her head hurt because she was dehydrated. She would try to take medicine for the pain but would get sick. It was so frustrating because we knew that she would feel better as soon as she got hydrated. No luck. After a call to the doctor we headed to the urgent care center.

She didn't keep the anti-nausea medicine down that long. We knew what was coming. She was very worried when I told her about the needles and the IV.

She was dry. It took three tries to find a vein. The poor thing was so brave. She was scared and didn't want to have the needle but wanted to feel better.

The amazing thing was that after about 2 minutes of the fluids flowing into her from the IV she started to feel better. It was like a flat balloon in front of us. She puffed up as the fluids started flowing. We checked out out and she was laughing and running around. Night and day difference. The heat was so bad the day before. This poor little one went way too long without her fluids. She is better now. God Bless little Princess!


  1. Poor little one! Glad that the fluids helped so quickly and that she was out of urgent care in no time!

    Is this unusual for her or does she tend to dehyrdrate easily? You've been having some intense heat it appears, my prayers are with all of you!

    Blessings to you,

  2. Whew! Kinda scary I bet. I know how bad that feels. I did a certain fast and got dehydrated and it was horrible. I really felt like I was dying. Had some gatorade and was better within minutes too. Amazing!

  3. This was the first time for her. We were out in the heat from 7:00 a.m. until about 2:00 p.m. for a swim meet. It really has been very hot with no relief for a few weeks now. We had several coolers with drinks, watermelon, and ice. We reminded everyone to drink. It was on the way home with Princess turned to us and said, "ya know I am a little thirsty I only had one juice today." Honestly I didn't believe her. I didn't see how that was possible. She was absolutely fine after getting the fluids.


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