Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sleepover in Summer's room

Summer and I had a sleepover in her room last night. I thought it might be easier than hopping out of the bed a million times and going into her room to calm her. It was easier since I was right there and she often went right back to sleep, but her bed is not nearly as comfortable as mine. I think I will start off in my own bed tonight. She did wake several times to pee and to complain of her belly hurting.

I am really hoping she will feel better soon. It seems like she wants too, but she doesn't so far. Of course, she has become a littlewhiny little girl lately. All she wants to do is lay on Mommy. LOL Well, it's not really funny. I am enjoying her warm and snuggly body, but when you have to carry her to the bathroom with you and let her sit on your lap while you pee, it might be a bit too much Mommy lap time. :p

She is still not eating very much. My mom has suggested I make her work for her lap time. Well, not work, but eat. I am going to try this today, if necessary, but hopefully she will just want to eat on her own. I REALLY do NOT want to end up back in the hospital before Monday. That is soon enough for me. That being said, she HAS to eat today. She has been on Zophran since Sunday pretty much around the clock. We have never given it at home before since it is not a cheap drug, like Benadryl. But, since her nausea seems to be lasting longer than before, I decided to get a prescription for home. Thankfully, it comes in a tablet form that dissolves on her tongue. I am also grateful that Summer does not hate taking it. Once I get her mouth open, lol, she doesn't complain about taking it. I heard it has a strong aftertaste, but it doesn't seem to bother her. I think it is actually easier for her to take than the grape Benadryl tablets.

I also got her Zantac in her yesterday via one spoon of lemon yogurt. And, that's all she ate of that. She told me she couldn't take it and that I needed to get a throw up bag. So, I told her if she needed to throw up she could, but she was going to try to take it. After a little coaxing, she did. She did gag, but still managed to keep it down after taking a few sips of apple juice.

The rest of her diet yesterday included about 5 bites of an ice cream sandwich, 1/2 a fudge round, a little broth, 3 sips chocolate milk, 2 ounces of water, and about 6 ounces of apple juice. Not much, but hopefully enough. I am keeping a close eye on her so she doesn't get too dehydrated.

I know the light is just around the corner. We just have to keep looking for it and try to do it with a smile on our face. That is not something that is easy to get Summer to do right now either. She seems very sad and miserable. I told her if she smiles, it will make her feel a little better. Still no smiles. She always was one to want instant results and if they aren't, then "it doesn't work." Please pray that God will lift both of our spirits.


Susie said...

How sweet a sleepover with her. As for eating Summer probably doesn't have any taste buds left to taste anything.When this is all over and it will be soon you will appreciate all the hugs and lap time that you shared with her. She will get older and you will be lucky to get a hug now and then.

Stephycce said...

YAY for sleepovers!
Good idea about "working" for lap time! Let us know how it goes.

Stephanie said...

Thinking of you both! I hope she feels better soon...she is so precious and I can't imagine how difficult it must be to see her feeling so yucky!

Bridgett said...

You know, making her 'work' for lap time really isn't a bad idea at all.

Nevertheless, I do hope that sweet little girl is feeling better soon.


Kimberly said...

Praying your spirits will be lifted!

Kathie said...

Hang in there, Jennifer!! "This too shall pass". You will look back and will be so glad that you stayed strong and kept a smile on your face for her. She will be better soon, I just know it!!

I can relate with the sleeping in bed with her. I still spend part of my nights in Alyssa's bed when she cries for me. But the habit is gradually going away :-)

Give summer a hug and kiss from us!!