First of all, thank you to all my wonderful friends and family who participated in a Mother's Blessing last night for me. As I get closer and closer to the birth of our baby, I am reminded again and again how I need the love and support of those closest to me. The showering of love, prayers, kindness (and pampering products and frozen post-baby meals!) was incredible. I couldn't do this without you!
Clare is in the hospital today. She fell victim to a stomach bug that has been going around. She showed minor symptoms Sunday night and it became progressively worse. She woke up this morning at 4:30am, but could do nothing but lay in her crib and moan and whimper. She did not want to be touched, so I brought her into our bed, where she continued to do the same. After two hours of this (and upon realizing that her diaper was completely dry after 12 hours of sleep), I called the doctor who told us to bring her right to the ER. Given her medical history and the condition of her blood vessels, dehydration is not something we can mess around with with Clare. She was admitted to the pediatric ward and is currently being treated with IV fluids. Her electrolytes are expectedly low from not being able to keep anything in, yet having more and more come out. Right now, we are waiting to hear if she is to stay overnight or not. I am staying home with Jamie today, so if she does need to stay overnight, I will be the one to stay in the hospital with her. In my last update from Shawn, he said that Clare seemed to be perking up a bit after multiple bags of fluid, but there was still no decision whether she was going to be released or not. Hopefully the fluids will do their trick and Clare will be home again soon.