I knew pretty much 5 min. after I hung up with our pediatrician….I broke down & called too soon. When Grace & I finally made it out of the house, she had gone over 30min without throwing up/dry heaving & was actually sleeping in her bed. BUT, I had already called & the dr. said, “take her in”. So in I went.
When we got to the hospital she was clearly feeling more chipper & trying to play with everything in sight & smiling at all the staff….sigh. Anyhow, they took her vitals, asked me questions & proceeded with the blood drawing & attempt at an IV for fluids. They got some blood, but 4 stabs & two nurses later, gave up on the IV.
The big crocodile tears were an indicator that she was apparently not SERIOUSLY dehydrated.
So, three hours, lots of crying (by both mom & baby…our nurse was kinda mean….), & 4 ounces of pedialyte (that stayed down) later, we were sent home.
Praise the Lord, she was fine (the blood tests came back saying she was slightly dehydrated….really…you don’t say?), but I do wish I would’ve waited 15 more minutes before calling the pediatrician. Oh well.