Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year 5 Days Late

So we had an interesting start to 2009. Instead of nursing a hangover and bemoaning the ridiculous amount of food I was able to consume in one evening like I did last year, this year we spent it in the ER. Max got some kind of viral infection in his intestines and became severely dehydrated VERY FAST so off we went. It started with PROJECTILE VOMITING, yes I'm totally serious, and soon made it's way down below in the form of EXPLOSIVE DIARRHEA. In the last 3 weeks, we've had a crash course in parenting involving every sleeping issue you can imagine, several illnesses, attachment and bonding, food issues, etc. I'm now expecting him to learn to speak and ask me where babies come from or what's that thing between my legs just to round things out. The trip to the hospital was the scariest because he went from okay to not okay in about 30 minutes flat. I had no idea that poop could do so much damage. He had to get an IV, as you can see below, and after that went in, he made a turn for the better. He's still having issues and we're probably headed to the doctor AGAIN today so yippee for me.


Gwen said...

Sorry he's been so sick, but he looks awfully cute in that gown. At least this time when he was in the hospital, he had you guys there with him.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there, I hope he is feeling better soon. I know it is so frightning when they are sick. You probably know more about poop now than you ever thought you would, ah the joy of parenting. Take care. He is darling even with an IV.

Allie said...

Oh! Poor kid! And poor parents! That is quite a way to ring in the new year.

Goodness your son is cute! It's absurd that anyone could be that adorable!

Connie said...

I am so sorry you are having so many adventures so soon! It was soooo smart of you to get him to the hospital when you did. I really hope things settle down for you! Louie says "Hey friend. Get better soon so we can play together! Drool drool drool."