Monday, January 30, 2012

The Definition Of Pitiful

Anderson was admitted to the hospital Thursday for dehydration due to a viral infection. He was a pitiful little boy. He was lethargic, and was so dehydrated that he didn’t even have enough fluid in his body to make tears or drool, and his veins were collapsing. It was horrible. I haven’t been through a virus this bad as a parent, and I hope to goodness that we never have to go through this again. We never did figure out what was wrong with him, other than a viral infection, and Anderson was discharged Saturday. He’s doing better, but he’s still a long way to being his normal, sunny self. He’s a few pictures from the past few days.

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Just got his iv and was sleeping. Pretty pitiful, huh?

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Sitting in baby jail, aka the crib.

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Friday morning his eyes were so swollen from the iv fluids. He looked so sick.

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Friday afternoon he was very puffy but looked perkier.

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Saturday morning right before he was released.

It’s been a long few days and I’m exhausted. Over the course of two days and nights at the hospital I think I slept a total of 7 hours. Anderson was a trooper during his stay, but we’re all worn slap out. Please say a prayer for sweet Anderson that he’ll be back to normal soon. Love y’all!

3 random thoughts:

Kay said...

Hope he's feeling some better by today. That is just sad to see...I hate seeing our kids suffer. : (

Nana said...

Nana gets Anderson sugar all day today. Great nap and took his bottle great!! This little monkey is climbing all over me.

Rachel said...

Poor little guy!! My goodness I can't imagine. I'm glad he's feeling better!

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