Saturday, October 01, 2011

Wisconsin . . .

So I am in Wisconsin visiting a dear friend. Dustin began vomiting on the way here, just past Chicago. He was quite ill all the rest of the way here. It was quite a traumatic trip. By the time we got here last night he was acting fairly normal. He had stopped vomiting and I thought that perhaps we had turned the corner and it was just some motion sickness. This morning he had a small episode.

We traveled to a very large farmer's market and enjoyed downtown Madison. Within a couple hours it was obvious that he was not doing well. After more vomiting started I called the pediatrician at home and she directed us to the ER if it did not get better. About an hour later we were at a satellite hospital and having a CT scan done with contrast. things started moving quickly when they came in and said he had a high grade bowel obstruction meaning NOTHING was moving through his system. They transported him to the main hospital by ambulance and admitted him. He is laying downtown at a hospital in Madison with the hubby sleeping in the bed next to him.

Tomorrow I plan on taking my two littles home and sleeping at home. I need to collect some medication, hug my dogs, get some clean underwear and head back up here. My babies will stay with grandma so they can get to school.

One of two things will happen with Dustin. He will either start moving things through his system with the help of his IV fluids and his NG tube emptying his belly, or he will need surgery. Surgery will mean quite a stay and I hope we can avoid that. They said we will likely know what way we are headed in 48 hours. Prayers would be appreciated.

8 comments:

Sunday said...

You have mine!

Story of our Life said...

(((((HUGS....I LOVE YOU))))) but you already know that!! I'm so sorry you are stuck here longer. I really am. I know it put a huge crimp into your weekend and I know it is stressful. Just remember that I love you!! And we are hear for you...for Dustin and will do whatever we can to make this easier on you and your family.

GB's Mom said...

Always! Love and hugs, too.

Diana said...

UW Hospital is a superb hospital, Dustin is in very good hands.

I'm sorry this happened and am praying for you all!

stellarparenting.com said...

ugh, hang in there.

"Lil Ol' Me" said...

@Diana he is not in UW. But still in VERY good hands!! The hospital staff is wonderful.

Kelley said...

Praying!

Denise said...

I am so far behind on blog and FB! I will be praying for Dustin. Hope you're hanging in there, too! Sending you a hug!