Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Poor Baby Connor

I took Connor and Katie with me to Gold's Gym in AF last Tuesday so they could play while I worked out. 2 days later, Connor came down with the worst stomach virus I've ever seen. It was non-stop barf and diarrhea for 2 days straight. At that time, Katie informed me that on Tuesday at the gym, she had found Baby Connor in the bathroom with his hands in the toilet. No one was watching him, and somehow he had escaped from the baby area, and was having a good ol' time with the poo water. Katie walked him out, told the teacher lady what happened, and then told me that THEY DID NOT WASH HIS HANDS. It gets even better...

So, Friday morning, I took him in to the Dr. as I was worried that he hadn't kept anything down, not even an ice chip. Before I even gave details, the Dr. asked if he had spent any time that week at a day care or babysitting. I said he went to the babysitting at the gym. He asked if it happened to be the Gold's Gym in AF. Apparently, he had seen about 20 other kids in his office that week with the same illness.

So, we went home, tried to feed him more but with no luck. By that evening, he was so lethargic I started to get really worried. His eyes were dark and cloudy and he was not himself at all. By this point, his diarrhea had become out of control, so we called the Dr. again and they had us come down to the office. As soon as they saw Connor, they decided to admit him to the hospital for dehydration. I felt relieved that he was going to get some fluids.

So, long story short...I'm going to skip the details about the 1.5 hrs it took to get a needle in his flat, dehydrated veins and the 6 nurses and 14 pokes it took to do it...and just skip to the part where they kept him in the hospital FOR THREE DAYS! My mom ended up coming here from Vegas to help, and Bdog flew home Sunday to be here. Had I known Friday night that he'd spend 3 days there, I would have called for back-up right away.

We just brought him home yesterday. They let us go because he was starting to finally drink on his own and hold it down, and 'cause his diarrhea had significantly decreased. Well, after we got home, he stopped drinking anything and the little we were able to force feed him all came back up. His diarrhea increased again as well. Today, he's thrown up the entire content of today's feedings and is exploding in his pants and everywhere else. Please bless we don't land back in the hospital :(




12 comments:

Shenay said...

Poor baby! You must have been so stressed. I hope you let that stupid daycare at your gym know that their negligence made him so sick. Send them the hospital bill.

MaryBeth said...

Oh Emilie, that just makes me so sad. Babies in hospitals are so no fun. I'm sorry you and Connor had to go through that.

I'm waiting for how you gave the gym the smack down...where's that story?

Heidi said...

I think the gym needs to read the daily UNcool about now. How can anyone let a child play in the toilet and NOT wash their hands. What are they total pigs!?! Why would they work at a daycare if they don't plan on "taking care" of the kids!! I am in shock.
I hope Baby Connor feels better soon and doesn't have to go back in the hospital. Call if you need anything.

Sherrie said...

Baby Connor feel better soon!!!

Kaerlig said...

I'm glad that he's doing better now Emilie. What a rough time you've had lately. Love you.

Evonne said...

Poor little man! I hope he's doing better. And I hope you have a gym story to tell soon...have you had it out with them yet?

terynmendenhall said...

It breaks my heart to see kids sick. Hope he gets better soon.

terynmendenhall said...

And people think vegas is dangerous??

LTD in Las Vegas said...

Was it that bad rotovirus? What's the update now with him? It is really hard to have a kid in the hospital especially with Katie at home too....
Does the gym also get that kids do still drown in the toilet when they are young enough? There are plenty of people who need jobs right now...you need to report those dufus' who don't care about their jobs so someone else can have them.

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh! What a wretched experience! Days and days in the hospital! I know how traumatizing that can be--seeing your baby babe poked and full of needles. I am so sorry and hope that Connor is doing much better. Evil Gold's Gym!

Julie said...

Oh that is so sad...and those picts are so sad! Poor baby!

Mrs. Organic said...

I hope that doc reported the gym to the Health Dept (if not, you go ahead and phone them - ooks like they need an inspection)