Thursday, November 8, 2007

A Very Bad Week

Well where do I start.....Samantha has contracted gasto from her cousin, had vomiting on Monday night then diarrhea on Tuesday. Her temp went through the roof and we couldn't even get her to drink so David took her to our Dr, as I had contracted it by this stage he had to take her by himself. Dr Hanna said take her straight to the hospital!!! She has been in there since Wednesday morning with a drip in to get fluids into her and bandages wrapped round her hands to stop her pulling the tube out,she looks like she has boxing gloves on, she hates both!!! We were hoping she could come home today but she has lost 1/2kg in one day and being tiny (9kg) to start with she can't afford to loose that much and she won't drink by herself and brings up everything she eats!! The really hard bit for me is I can't be in there with her as I am contagious!!! David is staying in there with her, thank god he has an understanding boss! She will be assessed again tomorrow but we don't think she will be home until at least Saturday or Sunday because she has to stop vomiting and pooing and have wet nappies (which she isn't at the moment)and start drinking again. It is so heart breaking not being there for her!
And just to make things worse yesterday is the anniversary of our miscarriage last year. Let me just say yesterday was a tough day for me!!

1 comment:

Papoosue said...

oh Pauline, poor you and poor little Samantha. I hope she is loads better and back home by the time you read this. It must have been awful for you not being there in the hospital with her, thank goodness for David. I've got my fingers crossed for you. xx