Adam ended up being admitted this past week in the hospital.
I forgot how quickly kids can spiral downhill when it comes to hydration. We had a checkup on Monday afternoon and by Monday at midnight we knew things were bad. He could not hold anything down, like not even 3 ml of Pedialyte. It was scary. It was so very scary. We took him to the ER and he was thrashing in my arms due to how irritated and dehydrated he was.
They did labwork and started an IV (kudos to the awesome nurse who got it on her first try in his arm…I do not think that has ever happened). As the fluids started dripping in and rushing to fill his depleted veins, Adam started calming down. He had a fever that evaporated simply thru getting hydrated again. Raja and I sat down in peace for the first time in 24 hours as we saw his little body stop fighting the pain he seemed to have been going thru.
As the doctor came in a few hours later, she notified us that Adam would need to be admitted because he was dehydrated beyond what could be cared for in a few hours in the ER. He would need at least 2 liters of fluid over a few days. We breathed a sigh of relief knowing this was the best plan.
After 3 days in the hospital, Adam came home and he has not had an episode of throwing up since.
They think he caught a virus of some sort and it just took him down fast. They did a lot of other tests, speculating worse things. I thought maybe I had brought something home from work and passed it to Adam. But, alas, it was just a virus. And he is just a boy with a narrow threshold for immunity. So he got pummeled. But that boy is a fighter beyond on definition and he continues to amaze all of us.
I am sorry I did not update you all sooner. I honestly did not sit down to a computer since last Sunday evening. Now it is Friday. I did update people on social media thru my phone but have not figured out how to update the blog via phone. Pardon me, for I do value each of you who keep up with our family.
Adam is home. He is not himself, still, but he is healthy. He is still a bit irritable and sleepy. But I imagine he will be back with us soon, fully.
On an exciting note, we got a call from Childrens Miracle Network while we were in the hospital. Adam was nominated for a Miracle and our family gets to travel to Disney World for 7 DAYS with CMN! That is so exciting and I dont really know what to do in Disney for 7 days. We are waiting until cooler days and will plan this trip later in the year.
We are so thankful for all of you who came by with meals and love. So many of you will never know how powerful your acts of love are to us. I feel like I have been in a season of receiving so much from others. In this season of a recent international move coupled with young children and one of them with special needs, we ask for a lot of help these days. I am humbled by so many of you and how you care for us in these days. Thank you.