Monday, April 27, 2009

Update from the hospital...




This is how we saw Tate for the last 3 days even at points the last 7 days. Not his usual peppy 2 year old self. The top picture shows his little bandaged foot where he got his IV after 6 tries, and 3 nurses. That has probably been the saddest part of it all seeing him get pricked over and over again. After 2 visits to the ER this week, 9 total tries for IVs and so far one night hospital stay he is starting to act a little more like himself. He tested positive for rotavirus last night here at the hospital which is a virus that just has to run it's course but because Tate has had vomiting and diarrhea for a week on and off he has become dehydrated which is what makes this so bad. I just talked to the doctor and we are not sure yet whether or not we will be released tonight or will be staying another night. We will keep you updated. Let's just say Robbie and I appreciate your continued prayers as it really has been a tough week. We are saddened and very upset at times but praying that God grows us up and makes our family bond stronger through all of this. At the top of the page are some pics from the hospital! My favorite part about our stay has been two things...the fact that Tate only wants to be sung Jesus Loves Me (or "Oves me" according to him) to fall asleep and secondly that we had one nurse who happened to be a nurse that we had last year when Tate was hospitalized..she's great! Oh and one more thing the fact that they make sides that come down on the cribs for mommies like me who liked to crawl in and sleep with the munchkin! Enjoy!

2 comments:

Stephanie Balvin said...

Poor guy! Good to hear that he's on the up and up. Was he vaccinated for the rotovirus? My kids were, so I was wondering can they still get it?

Melissa said...

Those pictures break my heart. I am so glad he is feeling better. I can't wait to see him next week. I love you guys and know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers. Lets pray that only good healthy days are to come!