Saturday, February 20, 2010

more illness

Noah had been improving on his antibiotics and constant re-dressing of his nasty abscess. Then we woke in the night to sounds of him vomiting.
He is now going round the house with an ice-cream tub still making horrible noises and bringing up bile. Issac looks a bit pale too and each time Noah makes a noise he copies it. I think there were some genuine noises from him in the night too. He can't actually vomit because of his fundoplication which probably makes him feel still worse and of course we can't even vent him through his gastrostomy now.
Hannah has just informed me that she now has the bug too. This reminds me of the time in October 08 when Isaac and Beth had just had surgery and a D & V bug ran through the family.

I had arranged to have my hair done today so have to leave Paul with these sick people - a reminder yet again of how fragile the health of our kids with DS is. Noah has no colon (because he had Hirschsprung's disease as a new-born) so he can dehydrate extremely fast. Isaac doesn't drink so if he's off his food he too can dehydrate really fast.
And to think that on Wednesday morning I was thinking how sorted my life was and how I would welcome another foster child now!


GB's Mom said...

Hope they feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

Oh no! I hope that they both are feeling better soon, and that no one else catches it.
Take care,