I returned home from Santa Fe last night, 2 1/2 days early. So much for a relaxing vacation. We were just finishing an amazing Mexican breakfast yesterday when I got a text from my mom, replying to my “How’s my little guy?” question. Not good. They’d had a really rough night- she was up with Grayson every few hours- he was still vomiting, his congestion was awful and he was generally just feeling crappy.
I immediately knew I needed to be home with him. First, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the rest of my trip knowing my baby was sick at home, and second, there was no one to care for him today or tomorrow if he couldn’t go to daycare. My friend was amazing- my flight was changed within 5 minutes and she was so sweet and offered to do whatever I needed.
My mom took Grayson to the doctor yesterday afternoon while I was flying home. Grayson is down to 16 pounds (yes, this means he’s lost a whole pound since his checkup 2 weeks ago). Dr. D prescribed anti-vomiting meds and told my mom he needs to only have Pedialyte today. If he doesn’t stop vomiting, we need to go to the ER.
I got home after he was already in bed, but was up with him for about an hour later that evening- he was coughing non-stop and I could tell he just feels crappy. Thankfully, I was able to get him to drink some Pedialyte and take his medicine without him throwing up, and he slept the rest of the night.
This morning, he isn’t much better. Thank goodness he hasn’t thrown up today and is sucking the Pedialyte down, but he’s still coughing pretty much continuously. He’s asleep now, probably worn out from all the coughing.
Poor Little Man- he’s just had a rough time of it the last few weeks. I’m just so thankful getting home to him was relatively easy and I (and his Daddy, who took the day off today) can be with him all day today.