The life and times of Jack, Owen and Ella Crossett

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sick Babies

Here we go again! Jack got sick a few days ago and after a day of no eating or drinking yesterday it was obvious that he was dehydrated. Mommy took him to the Emergency Room last night where they confirmed that he was sick and dehydrated. Then came the good news...he had to get an IV! Ok, this was horrible news because 2 year olds and IVs don't really mix. After a lot of tests and x-rays and screaming while the IV was inserted and CONTINUING to scream BECAUSE the IV was in (for 3 hours) it was determined that he has a upper respiratory infection and some kind of stomach bug. He still has a low fever and isn't doing very well today. We are hoping he starts drinking and eating more soon because the doctor said if he doesn't they are sending him back to the hospital to get admitted overnight for fluids and observation. Lovely. To top it off Owen had his 18 month well-baby check today where they confirmed my other suspicion that he has a double ear infection. Soon they will be naming a wing at the hospital after us! I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures but they were taken on my phone. Even I didn't bring a camera for this trip!


Sarah Larson said...

Oh no! So cute, but so heartbreaking. Get better Jack!

The Hazeletts said...

So sorry to hear this. Glad he's smiling in that last picture. Hope you have a speedy recovery!