Ellis got sick Saturday night with unexplained nausea and vomiting. The number of times her little body retched was frightening and all the while worried about the impact it’s having on her heart. There was nothing more I could do with home remedies and in the early morning we decided to go to the ER. I knew it was the right decision when I told her we should go and she didn’t hesitate: quickly grabbed her blankie and waited for me by the bedroom door while I packed some last minute things into our hospital bag.
Doctors and nurses tried various medications and ran multiple tests to ensure that her heart was safe, but the last anti-nausea medicine tried on Monday evening did the trick. She fell fast asleep without any discomfort and it seemed I could step out for a few minutes without her waking up. Things were starting to look up and the next day would be focused on holding down food and getting her system back to normal. Taking a deep breath, I sat outside the quiet hospital looking at the lights and breathing in the warm night’s air.
I’ll soon write more about our recent stay at the hospital. I’m still processing in the midst of getting back into our regular homeschooling routine and scheduling follow-up appointments. I’ll share more later.
Categories: Hospital visits
Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!