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update on W

I came on to see if there were any SBJ updates, but can give one of my own.

We took W to an urgent care/after hours centre this morning because he'd had a rough night, and still had a temp (we took it before tylenol this morning). We spent 3 hours there, had him pricked, prodded and x0-rayed, were misdiagnosed with pneumonia (which had me in a panic - apparently they couldn't read a toddler's xray!?), and sent to a specialist Peds ER.

After a quick lunch stop, we spent 6 hours at the ER, with W on an IV drip with saline and then glucose solution, to rehydrate him. Seeing my baby with an IV in his arm was so hard, I can only imagine how hard a time Liz is having. Luckily, by 5pm he was finally a bit brighter, and we were discharged. All the scary tests came back negative thankfully. He's basically got a nasty virus, ear infection, and because he was refusing to eat or drink, was scarily dehydrated.

But we're home now, MUCH poorer. (PLEASE directline, be kind to us!) And W is just asleep. I'm off to alternate between chocolate and beer!

Oh, and in honour of the words post, he said his first 2 word sentence today: 'ma ba' (more bunnies - aka bunny grahams).?

Mum to W (4) and M (nearly 2)

Re: update on W

  • That sounds miserable, sorry you had a rough time! I'm glad to hear he is better now, hopefully he'll be 100% soon. 

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  • I'm glad he's doing better.  How scary!
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  • I'm glad he is doing better.  What a terrible time all these poor babies are having.  I hope everyone is better soon. 
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  • This almost EXACT same thing just happened to a good friend of mine who lives in Oxfordshire (I met her through NCT).  He actually got a bit worse and spiked a high fever which caused him to have a fever seizure...the final diagnosis?  NASTY virus.

    This is the 4th or 5th "Un-named Nasty Virus" case I've heard of going around England...quite odd, isn't it?

    My heart (and prayers) are going out to little SBJ.

  • Oh no, so glad that he is doing better.
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  • So glad you at least know there's nothing seriously wrong. Here's some "insurance dust" hoping they'll be kind to you!
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  • Glad that he is feeling better. Sorry that you had to go through this.
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  • Oh no, poor little guy. Glad to hear he's doing better.
  • Glad he's doing better. Here's some get well dust for him, some good insurance dust for you, and lots of get rested dust for all of you.
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  • Glad he's feeling better.  Here's to a HEALTHY New Year!
  • So happy that he is feeling better. Hope he continues to recover and your insurance pays out!
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  • Oh how scary, I am sorry that W had to go through so much. Glad to hear that the tests were all negative, sending positive vibes and prayers to your family.
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  • Sounds like a terrible time. Glad to hear he is ok and on the mend- hope he makes a super quick recovery!
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  • I'm sorry you had to go through all that. I hope you're all feeling healthier and wealthier in 2010!
  • I'm so sorry he had to go through all that, but thank goodness it's resolved.  Here's to a happy and healthy 2010! 
  • Thanks everyone for the good thoughts. He's definitely still really fussy with foods (how do i have the only toddler in the world who doesn't like juice or popsicles???), but he's brighter, wanting to play, and talking more again.
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  • I'm so glad he's on the mend and you all got to go home!  Happy New Year to all of you!
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  • oh gosh - what a night - glad to hear W is recovering - I hope he feels 100% soon!
  • Ugh. That sounds miserable. Poor little guy! I'm glad he's feeling better.
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