Man it’s been a long day so this will be a short post.
Gannon is still struggling from COVID complications even though it’s been at least 3 weeks – he has vomited every day, several times a day since Sunday (so five days). He’s either totally fine running around playing or he has an “episode” where he is lethargic and vomiting every 15 minutes. He vomited 7 times yesterday.
I’ve changed the sheets and gotten puked on more times in the past week than I have in my entire nursing career. Craig has missed work, we’ve had to cancel and rearrange all week to be home with Ganjo. Re reading this back, it sounds a little selfish and whiny. I feel so terrible for Gannon, I feel so helpless. It’s just been a really really long week. ?
After he seemed better, vomit free for 24 hours, I thought we could try Grandma’s house so I could FINALLY go to my orthodontics appointment, the same appointment I’ve rescheduled 3 times already to get my braces off. I got about halfway there when I got a call from mom: Gannon was puking again.
This was getting ridiculous. I turned the car around, called to cancel my orthodontics appointment (UGH! They can’t get me in until MARCH!) picked Gannon up and took him to the doctor. Craig already took work off yesterday to be home with him so it was my turn to sacrifice my plans to be with Gan.
Gannon was getting more and more lethargic – he slept through the exam and really only cried when they drew his blood – guys he nearly SLEPT through his COVID swab. That’s how out of it he was. (He tested negative BTW)
His labs came back *mostly* reassuring but he is borderline dehydrated needing IV fluids. We made a plan to go home tonight with anti-nausea meds and see how he does. If he throws up again tonight (he hasn’t so far) he needs to go back for fluids tomorrow. His blood sugar was a little low too. He’s been so so so irritable too when he is awake – when I ask where it hurts he points to his chin/throat but that all came back fine too.
The ani-nausea meds seem to be helping. He ate supper pretty good and is currently getting into trouble with Carver when they should be asleep so hopefully we are getting over the hump.
It was a long day, not to mention I worked in the ER yesterday – the 1300 – 0100 so I wasn’t in bed/asleep until 3 am last night, this mama is running on caffeine and the grace of God.
I work again this weekend, I’m on a bit of a stretch right now and I’ve got a few projects I’m working on the side as well. Hopefully I’ll be able to share more with you soon!
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