Hope was started on pedialyte to keep her hydrated. The Cardiologist came and noted that Hope was extremely dry. She wondered if we had overly dried her out with all the diuretics. She felt that she could be vomiting from extreme dehydration. I hoped she was right, but worry that she's not. The pediatrician felt that Hope's X-ray showed a high level of poop in her bowels. She was given a suppository and took care of business soon after. Her poop smelt exactly like Rotavirus and she slept almost the entire day. I'd like to believe that she was just tired from the night, but I'm positive she has Rotavirus again. It is extremely rare and almost unheard of to get it twice, back to back, but Hope loves to do rare things.
Hope's poop was sent to the lab for testing and we should find out tomorrow if it's Rotavirus. We asked the doctor to start Hope on 50% breast milk and 50% pedialyte, which they have done. Hopefully she will tolerate that well through the night and it will keep her tummy used to getting milk and also give her more calories.
Going home on Monday is pretty much out the window. No one has officially said that yet, but I'd be crazy not to realize that reality. If she has Rotavirus, our delay will be based on how long her symptoms last. I would guess 7-14 days. If she was simply too dry and needs to be balanced, we may only be delayed a few days. That does not explain the extremely foul smelling poop. It is identical to her smells from last time.
I went from extremely sad this morning to numb. I am back to my numb and unemotional place of realizing that this sucks, but that I can't change it. Every inconvenience about hospital life is getting more difficult to bear, yet I know I need to keep my head up for Hope.
Please pray that we would not receive ANY further bad news with Hope. Please pray that this is not a feeding intolerance in any way and that she'd be back to her normal feeds soon. Join us in praying that whatever is wrong right now, will be dealt with quickly and easily. We need to get Hope out of the hospital, it is clearly full of germs and not a safe place for her.