Wednesday, April 7, 2010

2nd hosptialization in 2 weeks

So, about a week after we got discharged from the hospital for gastroenteritis, Mateo started having the same symptoms. He wasn't eating, he wasn't having bowel movements, and started vomiting. I called his surgeon who said I could keep him at home and hydrate him with pedialyte, or bring him in. I was worried, so I took him in to the ER. He was admitted. The surgeon was stumped as to why he would have another case of the gastroenteritus so close to the last one, and being on antibiotics. So, Mateo was NPO-no food by mouth, no food at all, actually. They let his bowel rest, and he began to have some output from his ileostomy. This ruled out a blockage. They suspected a partial blockage, which could still be a possibility. After several blood tests, X rays, urine samples, and 5 days in Peds, they said it was a urinary tract infection that spread to his bowel. He was put on 2 different kinds of antibiotics. We have been home for a little over 2 weeks now, and so far so good. We haven't had anymore complications. Thank GOODNESS!
We did have a check up at Doernbecher on March 29th with his Gastroenterologist, and she said all looks well, and we are shortening his time on his Gtube at night, and we are backing off adding sodium to his formula. Things are going smooth. The only negative thing she had to say was that Mateo had lost about 2lbs, which was from being sick. So, we are in the process of trying to "fatten" him back up!
I am so glad to be home and hope that we don't have any more hospital stays for a while!

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