Tuesday, June 28, 2011

No Camp Again

Strangely, we were hoping that Lily had a UTI, but the results came back today, and no UTI. I know that sounds good, but that also means what is it?! She's vomiting, running a low grade fever, having trouble getting comfortable, and occasionally, making a moaning/whining sound. Last night, when I went to her room to feed her, she had vomited in bed a greenish colored something that looked like it had strings of blood in it. Then, as I was feeding her in bed, she vomited. I got her out of bed and rocked her in the chair, and she just made that moaning/whining sound and tossed and turned. We tried feeding her again, and she vomited again. Dave went and got some Pedialyte but only gave her about 2 ounces. Luckily, she kept that down. A few hours later, he gave her another ounce, which she kept down.

Needless to say, we decided to keep her home from camp again today.

We've been slowing down the feeds and feeding less each time. I started out with 3 ounces this morning and gave her two more a few hours later. Again, she kept that down, but when Dave fed her, she vomited. I know she's lost a little weight; she just feels so. . .small. But her demeanor was a whole lot better today. It's so frustrating to not know what's going on.

Perhaps we should have taken her to the doctor today, but she has an appointment with a new doctor, the GI, tomorrow. We were mainly to talk about the gall stones she has, but I think I'm going to move the conversation quickly over to her vomiting, especially this new episode of it.

It worries me a little, fearing that maybe Lily might be going through what her friend, Rebekah, went through. (You can read her story if you look in the right side panel at Rebekah Faith--Redefining "Incompatible with Life"--June 2, 2011.) What if we're dealing with an obstruction of some sort? I don't want to over-diagnose her (like I have the knowledge to diagnose her anyway), but I also don't want to miss out on some type of hidden opportunity.

She's sleeping soundly right now. She seems fine when she sleeps, but the little thing didn't have much of a nap today. She's probably exhausted.

We'll see what tomorrow brings. It's very hard to get in to see this GI, so luckily, the appointment came at just the right time. But if you don't mind, would you please give a quick prayer for Lily?


  1. Oh, Jill. I just sent you an email, then came back to check on your update, and didn't realize you were going through something right now. I'm sorry!

    I hope it turns out to be nothing big at all, just a quick little illness or something. I know it is hard not to worry that it's more than that, and worry about missing something big, but since things are usually just regular "stuff," I am praying that is what you find out.

  2. Little Lily we are praying hard for you!

  3. Praying for comfort for Lily and physicians with the wisdom to identify what's going on! Thinking of you all and hoping you're getting some rest