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Friday, October 19, 2007

When it rains it pours...

Well this week has been one for the record books. Monday started out just like everyday. Grant woke up, he played on the floor with his toys, took his nap, etc. After his nap, he seemed a little irritable, so I decided to go out to make the time go by quicker. I went to Target and Shoe Carnival and then we came home. We met Geoffery at home and I was starting on dinner. Geoffery was playing with Grant when all the sudden he projectile vomited. Wow! Never seen this before, what could have brought this on? Called the doctor, called everyone I knew and they all said, sometimes that just happens. Okay, got everything under control. Well, 10 minutes later he did it again. Well this is not normal, call the doctor make an appointment. At this point I'm crying and trying not to loose my cool. 10 minutes later, he does it again. This time we hop in the car and drive to the doctor's office. On the way there, Grant does it again. Well I'm freaking out and Geoffery is driving like a manic. So we get pulled over by a cop. Great! Can things go more our way!? So once we explain to the cop what's going on, he lets us go our way (very rudely, but lets us go). We get to the doctors office and he throws up again. Just to let you get a picture of it, my face is BEAT red from crying, Geoffery is in a t-shirt and dress pants and flip-flops, and Grant is in a oneie and pajama pants (and if any of you know me, I don't let my kid go out in a oneie or pajama pants especially covered in throw up). So we get in with the doctor and she wants us to go to the hospital to make sure there isn't obstruction in his intestines and if there is that could mean possible surgery. So pretty much at this point I'm FREAKING out and losing all control and crying at a drop of a hat. He contines to throw up about every 10-15 minutes while we're at the hospital. They make him drink this chalky bottle (and let me tell you that I would drink a sip of any of it) to see if anything is stuck in his intestines and they take X-rays of his stomach. He doesn't like any of it, crying and not wanting to drink the bottle (obviously). I finally get him to drink about 2 Oz's and that is enough for the test. So we're done, now the results. We'll the hospital will not tell us so we have to go back to the pediatrician (and it's about 7:55pm and they close at 8pm). So we run back to the pediatrician's office so we can get the results before they close. Again he continues throwing up every 15 min. We get there and the results came out negative. Relief! But what is wrong with him? The doctor says that the probably has a viral infection and try to keep him hydrated the next couple of days. Great! I can deal with a viral infection, but not surgery.

So the next day he did fine, no throwing up just diarrhea. He wouldn't eat much and wouldn't touch the pedialyte, but we got by. Wednesday rolls around and he is doing great. Sleeping ALL the time, but not eating much. Wednesday night comes and he throws up again. Okay, we know he's sick. It's time for bed, so I lay him down and then we heard him throw up again. We run in to get him and this is BROWN throw up. Okay I'm trying not to loose control again, but I called the pediatrician (their closed) and get the nurse on call. She said that we need to go to the emergency room because someone needs to look at him. So we head over to the emergency room at about 9pm. We get there and he's acting fine and the doctor comes back to say that sometimes he can throw up brown because of the violent vomiting and sometimes break a blood vessel and it's okay. They decided to test his stool and do some blood work to make sure it's a virus and then we also decided to put him on an IV to get him hydrated since he hasn't been eating much and he hadn't had many wet diapers. The doctor didn't think he needed the IV, but decided to be on the safe side. Well when we were putting in the IV (it took 2 nurses, me, and Geoffery) Grant of course was screaming because we were holding him down, Geoffery starts vomiting like crazy. So picture this a baby screaming, nurses trying to the the IV in, me holding Grant, and Geoffery vomiting! I felt like I was on Grey's Anatomy! It was crazy. However, I felt better now knowing that Grant had a virus because now Geoffery's sick. Long story short, the blood work showed that he had a viral infection and that he was dehydrated and did need an IV. Since we were already in the ER, the doctor wrote Geoffery a prescription to help the vomiting and we were on our way home. We picked up the prescription that night at 12:30am (thanks Walgreen's). I put Grant to sleep, Geoffery continued vomiting, and I washed two bottles. Then I decided to lay down and get some rest. I laid down for about 10 minutes, then got up and started vomiting myself until about 4am that morning! Me and Geoffery took turns helping each other. Let me tell you, I have had natural childbirth and for those 4 hours that I was vomiting I have to say I was about in the same amount of uncomfortableness. I wouldn't wish it on my best enemy! So we have continued to be sick (no throwing up), but achy, chills, fever we got it all. But we're starting to feel much better. In the last two days I have drunk about a gallon of Gatorade and a piece of bread, but I do feel better. So that's our week in a nutshell. I hope all of you have had a much better week then we have.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Grant's first haircut

Well today my baby became a boy! We went to Rexburg to get Grant's first haircut! It was getting EXTREMELY long and I kept pushing it off because he is only 7 mths old. Babies aren't supposed to get haircuts, right? Well he needed one because it was getting to the point where I couldn't spike his hair anymore and well that just can't happen. I have to spike his hair! It's too cute! Anyway, I put him in his bumbo chair on the hairdressers chair and he moved around a lot, but he did really well. No crying or fussing. He just looked around a lot wondering what on earth was going on. She used scissors because she was afraid clippers would scare him and they probably would (he won't even let me turn the vacuum on because it scares him so much). The haircut looks wonderful and we can continue using gel everyday! Yeah! Here are some pictures below of the before, during, and after...
Before shot of his hair

What a good boy!

Isn't he a cutie!

He looks like a little man in this picture!

After! What a good job!