Sunday, September 22, 2013

Change of Plans: Discharged then Readmitted

As some of you already know, Charlotte was discharged from the hospital yesterday afternoon.

She was so excited!

She had a great day on Friday.  She and I went to hospital preschool, checked out books and a movie from the library, and went to the playroom to play with the Stanford women’s soccer team. 

Charlotte complained cried and screamed about pain as her meds wore off, but as soon as she would get a new dose, she was fine.

Jarrod spent the night with her Friday night, and they had a really good night.

Yesterday morning, Charlotte’s surgeon came by, was happy with her progress, and told Jarrod she could go home in the afternoon.  I came back up to the hospital, picked everyone up, and we headed back home.

Charlotte complained about pain at home and didn’t eat any dinner, but we didn’t think too much of it.  I was up with Charlotte in the middle of the night, but figured that it was to be expected after major surgery.

This morning, Charlotte came in our bedroom, and I put her in bed next to me.  She laid with me for a while, and then went downstairs to sit with Mimi.  Again Charlotte didn’t want anything to eat – just some milk to drink.

And 20 minutes later my mom and Charlotte both had vomit all over them. 

Over the next few hours, Charlotte threw up three more times, and started running a fever.  I called the on-call urologist and went over all of Charlotte’s symptoms.  Charlotte’s surgeon called me about 30 minutes later, and after hearing Charlotte’s symptoms and asking me some questions, told me to bring her back up to the children’s hospital to be readmitted.

We are still waiting on test results, but we do know that Charlotte is extremely dehydrated from not being able to hold fluids down.  She has thrown up once since we’ve been here, and is on strictly IV fluids (plus meds) for the time being.

I’ll update once we find more out, but in the mean time, we could use those prayers again.


Traci@TheHallway said...

Oh Jenny, I'm so sorry :( I hope she starts doing better and that they can figure out what is going on. Sending lots of prayers to you guys. Poor C :( xoxo

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Poor baby! Prayers that tehy figure out whats wrong and she heals quickly!

Hilary @ Peanut Butter Spoonfuls said...

Oh poor thing!! I'll be thinking of you all and sending healing thoughts your way!

Jen said...

Oh I am so sorry! Praying that everything is ok and that she can go home soon.

Jenn said...

Poor thing! How scary for everyone. Praying that she is better soon!!! :(

Mrs.B said...

Poor girl.. lots of prayers for you all.

Hana R said...

:( I hope she feels better soon. Will say a prayer for her today. Sweet baby girl..she's so strong!