$100 bottle of pedialyte

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.

4 thoughts on “$100 bottle of pedialyte

  1. I am so glad she is feeling better. Sounds like you both had a very traumatic experience!!
    Can’t wait to see you guys!!


  2. Oh good, I’m glad to hear she’s better. Pastor Doug told us this morning that Grace was sick, so lots of us have been praying. Sounds like it was a rough weekend, eh?

    Btw, I picked up that soap you recommended today, along with some expensive toothpaste that made me think I should probably just make my own if I’m going to go natural, heh. I’ll let you know how it goes after I’ve used it for awhile. =) Thanks for all the info.

  3. Girl, I’ve totally been there and completely get it. Olivia was about Grace’s age when I went through a very similar incident. I’m just glad everything is ok now and will continue to pray for the health of your family.