Friday, October 2, 2015
Surprise ending to our day..
So today began and ended on completely different notes. Parker woke up this morning very cranky, groggy, and just overall not feeling well. He made that obvious to everyone. He was not drinking, nor was he eating, and the team was starting to get very nervous. They began talking about putting his feeding tube back in this evening if things didn't turn around. I was heartbroken the second she uttered the words, but still able to think clearly enough to advocate for Parker. My logic was that he vomited several times yesterday and woke up with diarrhea this morning, so his tummy had to be torn up. I started asking him if different things hurt, like his nose, throat, head, belly. The answer to everything was "No!", except his belly. That's when he said "Yeah". I asked him all the same questions again, just to make sure it wasn't a fluke, and he answered the same way. So I asked them if we could give him something to settle his stomach and give him a fighting chance to turn things around on his own before we jumped to putting a feeding tube back down his nose. The team agreed and at 11:15 we gave him Zofran. By 12:15 he was eating and drinking, smiling and playing, and being polite to people as they came and went. The nurses and residents were amazed by the quick 180 he did. I'm happy to report that with a lot of work on his part, and our part, he just finished his 1200 ml goal. Thank the lord! They have lowered his IV fluids significantly, are giving him Zofran every 8 hours, and closely monitoring his labs. If this trend continues, we may actually bust out of here in the foreseeable future! Say prayers that he keeps this up and I didn't just jinx us again!