25 May 2013

Resting Her Gut

Thanks for giving my bum a rest!
24-05-13 IV plug on Right Leg after 3 attempts
Twelve days after the diarrhoea didn't show signs of improving (in fact, it actually got worse with bad distension), we warded Vera. We knew that the only way to break the cycle was to rest her tummy, which requires putting her on an IV drip. What a relief for her and for us. Finally a reprieve from the pressure to keep her hydrated and the non-stop diaper-changing.

One-on-one time with Vera as Mummy does
the day shift and Daddy the night shift
Caregiver Beth caught the tummy flu (possibly from clearing so many days of infected poop) and had to rest. So Mummy and Daddy took turns at the hospital. It was a good change of scene, to be able to spend the day in bed with Vera, doing nothing but hug her. (Thank you IV drip!)