Friday, May 15, 2009

I'm not sure if i'm gonna make it.

We were discharged today. He was walking around in the hospital, playing, eating, drinking and acting just fine. We were sent home with potassium because he's low.

The minute we get home, he throws up. He slumped over, turns pale and nauseated, and threw up again after I tried to give him potassium (to help) and now he is back on the floor curled up. He can barely sit up or walk without looking like he may pass out. He can't breath without sighing, and keeps telling me his tummy hurts.

So, Dr. Su is letting me call him if Jack seems like he's getting dehydrated. But we'll be watching him closely.

7 comments:

sammy said...

Lis.... let us know if you need anything at all. I am so sorry. I wish I knew how to help.

sammy said...

actually that was Susan. sorry i didn't know i was under Samantha's name.

leandparkermakes3 said...

Lisa,
What can I do for you? Do you guys need dinner brought in? Can I come over and help? Please let me know. It's late but I will call you in the morning.

Liz

Grandma Ann said...

Lisa,
I pray that Jack will catch a break soon. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Loves,
Grandma Ann (Alex Stewart-HLHS-Transplant-2008)

Kyle and Alli said...

oh no. This is ridiculous. Grant decided tonight to de sat to 48 with no visible signs of distress. They will probably keep us longer, but I DON'T want to see you guys back here again! Stay Home Jack!!!

Mimi said...

Oh... the potassium nightmare! Every time I gave my daughter potassium she threw up- and then heaved for awhile after that. I pushed her potassium really slowly, then we started dumping it into her feeds. I think that most kids stomachs cannot handle potassium. Once it was really deluted in an entire feed...only then would she keep it down.

Poor Kiddo!!

Good luck- and I hope you get to stay home!

Mindi said...

We're still thinking of you and praying the odcs figure out Jack's magic combination of meds. Man, their little bodies just figure out how to work and then we go changing everything. I think their bodies just rebel for a while. All out best to you as you coach your little guy through one of the toughest things he'll ever do.

Much love,
Mindi