11.12.2008

Please Pray For Our Baby...

We have a very sick kid down here. My poor, sweet baby continues to throw up, have diarrhea, and just in general not feel well. Last night I went in to her room to check on her around 11pm, and found her laying in a crib FULL of vomit. We had to get her up and give a cold shower (we don't have a water heater) after she'd already been asleep for hours. And wouldn't you know that sweet kid just went right back to sleep!

It's been over two weeks since this started and I'm just so sad for her. Our pediatrician said that since her fecal test came back negative for parasites or bacteria, she simply had a virus, gastroenteritis, and although it's probably gone, her little digestive system is just all out of wack. We are going to really be careful about only giving her mushy foods like rice cereal and ripe bananas, and keeping her hydrated, and just wait this thing out.

I feel so frustrated and helpless. There is NOTHING worse than seeing your child in pain. I know, in the scope of things, we have so much to be thankful for, and I know that God is in control of my baby's tummy. We'd appreciate your prayers.

5 comments:

cjoy said...

I will be praying for her. There is nothing sadder than a sick little one. Do you have any access to probiotics of any sort? That might help the "good" bacteria to replenish in her system.

Lindsey said...

Actually yes! We bought a bottle of probiotic powder and just started that today!

The O'Brien Family said...

Poor thing...sick babies are no fun. I will be praying for her.

Brianna Heldt said...

Oh Lindsey I'm so sorry!!! I'll pray!

Not nearly so bad, but about a year and a half ago Anna had diarrhea for about two weeks. We went through all the stool testing, etc. and nope, just a virus that lasted forever. It's so hard being a mom!

Ali said...

Breaks my heart. Definitely praying.