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!