So yesterday my babies were both having lots of watery diarrhea. We have gotten them to keep down bread, crackers, applesauce, cheese, and yogurt so we're hoping the throwing up has completely subsided. I am still being picky as to what I feed them though in fear they will get sick again since Ali did throw up Sunday night and hadn't since Thursday. After talking with my dad a lot and then talking with Roger, we decided they needed to be seen again to make sure it wasn't something serious. I mean three weeks of diarrhea is NOT normal.
I stayed in Moses Lake since I'd rather have them be sick in my mom's house, because she has hardwood floors downstairs and they are easier to clean than the cheap carpet in my apartment, my only option was to take them to the ER for insurance purposes. I had talked to the doctor's office in Cheney and they had reassured me that his stool sample results came back negative/normal. But this go around (the past week) it looks completely different and the consistancy was different as well. (Sorry if this is TMI but I want people who have wondered what's happening to know.)
My mom and I made our way to the hospital this morning. The nurse that checked us in tried to get me to stop them from drinking right away when I said the symptoms. I said "no my doctor told me to keep them hydrated" and she said"well the diarrhea will of course be more watery with the fluids". How come it wasn't watery to begin with then lady because he's been drinking fluids from the beginning!!! Then we went back and saw a nurse practitioner. She looked at them said she thought it was the rotavirus, went out of the room for five minutes, came back and said "It's a virus. You need to keep doing what you are doing because they are staying plenty hydrated. I can give you another stool cup if you WANT." What is the WANT part about? I had just told her my boy has had diarrhea for three weeks!!! My gosh I would think they'd want to do another stool test. I told her I wanted another stool test just so I could be at peace and make sure that was all it was and nothing more serious. She was a little shocked...but I wasn't going to take another virus answer if it's going to keep on going and going for another three weeks. He's losing weight and not to mention so is his sister who has no weight to lose. The nurse came back in with instructions and acted like I didn't know what I was doing and told me everything I should be doing again...which is WHAT I HAD BEEN DOING for THREE WEEKS!!! I guess the most frustrating part is just sitting by and waiting for things to go away because it feels like they aren't.
I am happy to say that neither one has thrown up since Sunday. And they both have only had one diarrhea diaper today. I am supposed to go to the Beauty and the Beast play with them tonight and I'm thinking they'll be just fine. I have a stool sample ready for Ethan again. I'm just waiting for Ali. Viruses are no fun.... but there is no way they are contagious anymore since they've had it for a week. Yay for that good news!!