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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Can you imagine? Every 15 Minutes?

My poor little Evan has been getting much worse. Over night he threw up every fifteen minutes like clockwork. And not the usual barf and rebound. Horrible, heaving, gut wrenching, body arching, barely catch your breath breathing. I don't know how he was able to generate so much fluid so quickly but I'm guessing he threw up about 200 to In between he would dose off for a few minutes but mostly spent the time moaning, whimpering, crying, screaming in pain and flapping his little hands vehemently with anxiety. He throws up every medicine put in to his belly tube and desperately wants his paci but can't hold on to it for more than a few seconds because he's so nauseated all the time. The farrell bag isn't doing much to help catch or draw the fluid from his belly but what it is catching is dark green-yellow with what looks like a bit of curdled milk floating in it. There is no fever (at this time) and the GI doctor says that by keeping him on his feeding pump he's getting the maintenance fluids she needs so she's not worried about dehydration. I'm waiting for her to call me back because I think his J tube is not on proper position with so much heaving and the plastic flange on the tube at the belly is stuck tightly to his skin, as well as the curdled milk in his barf bag. He is lethargic, and doesn't want to be held, and inconsolable, but then as soon as you put him down he starts crying and whimpering and holding his arms out to be picked up.

3 comments:

Lindsay Pierson said...

I am so sorry. I am praying for your sweet boy to feel better and for your strength!

Kim said...

Poor baby :O(. I'm sure this is really stressful for you, toO. I hope they figure it out so that the little guy can start feeling better.

Blue Moon Mama said...

Oh, man. :-( Poor baby, and poor parents. How awful for him. He sounds so miserable. I am so sorry.