We were home for 12 days. It was a beautiful 12 days.
We are back in the hospital.
Mattie has been teething like a mad man. He is cutting 9 teeth at once, last count. He has had a very low grade fever with his teething issues.
But on Friday he started loosing a lot of fluid from the drainage vent on his JGtube (it’s kind of like his burp valve). We took him in to radiology on Saturday to make sure the JGtube was properly placed internally. Everything appeared to be in order, so we came home. He continued to have excess drainage even to the point where his meds coming out the Gport (kind of like when your sick child is throwing up and can’t even keep tylenol down). By Sunday morning, his fever was 102 and then an hour later up to 103.8.
Because the tylenol wasn’t staying in, we couldn’t manage the fever. Additionally, we could not give his super important heart and thyroid medications because we would have lost those as well. We also were concerned that he was getting dehydrated.
The high fever and the excess drainage necessitated a trip to the ER.
He needed an IV to get rehydrated (he had lost a lot of fluids and was showing signs of dehydration). He also needed the IV in order to give medications.
Because needed an IV, he had to be admitted back to the PICU.
So here were are. I’m so grateful this appears to just be a typically childhood GI bug, and we’re praying for a very short stay this time.
It is not the same without our boy in the house. The kids are all so sad to have him gone again. Poor Aiden woke up crying for his “Bababee!”
Pray for our boy to get well and get home!