Yes, my baby ended up in the hospital! She had been sick for almost a week and a half and felt so bad that she would not eat or drink. So she ended up in the hospital for dehydration. We only spent 24 hours there, but it was a long 24 hours. I was glad when the doctor said "I feel comfortable sending you home".
I mean really...I am a pediatric intensive care unit nurse. How did I let this happen? I tell ya', I think nurses either over react or under react when it comes to their families. I am so used to seeing extremely critical ill children that I did not think mine was that sick. I knew something needed to be done when my husband told me (while I was at work), "I changed 5 diapers on her today, but none were really wet". And combined with the fact that she is not eating or drinking I knew she was getting dehydrated. I called the doctor the next afternoon and told her that I could not get Charlotte to eat or drink and that she was not wetting diapers.
After some blood work in the doctor's office, she sent us to the emergency room to get IV fluids. Needless-to-say we ended up being admitted to the pediatric unit overnight.
I have to say, Charlotte did better than I thought she would. I had to chase her around the room with the IV pole though.
I am happy to report now, that she is back 100% and ready to go. Whew, let's just hope the next week is better.........