You’d never know from these photos that this little girl was super sick! When I first arrived at Children’s to visit, Emma and Jaime had already been there for nearly 5 hours. Emma was exhausted and all she did was cry and chew on her blankie. It was so sad.
Why was Emma in the ER? Her pediatrician feared that her intestines had become intertwined. If that was the case she would need emergency surgery to fix her intestines. However, after a painful (for all of us) IV insertion and x-rays, Emma’s medicine and fluids finally kicked in and she was a different child! I finally got the okay to pull out the camera and take some photos, where she turned into the Emma we all know and love!
How cute is she?? She turned a total 180 when her medicine and IV fluids kicked in!!
Emma’s last test was keeping Gatorade down. She was supposed to get 5cc every 5minutes from a syringe, after the first 5cc, she started demanding “MORE, MORE, Juice”. After that there was no holding her back!
Don’t believe me that she wanted more juice so badly…see for yourself!
Gotta love the diapered hospital gown!
After she had her Gatorade she was a new woman…she wanted to take off and go for a walk up and down the halls of the hospital. Yes, bare feet, diaper, gown, IV boarded arm, and all. The doctors and nurses would ooh and ahh over how adorable she was when she’d go walking by and tell them “hi”!
Oh my favorite part was after every procedure and test, that clearly she disliked and hurt, she would turn to the doctor/nurse/assistant and say [in tears] “thank you!” That right there, won the hearts of all the hospital staff. She may have only been there a short time, but I think she became a favorite (okay I might be a little biased!).
In the end they ruled out problems with her intestines. Her lungs were clear, so no pneumonia. The final diagnosis was a nasty virus, that’s running it’s course.
I think the hospital visit jump started Emmalee’s immune system, because today she was much better. Exhausted, but an on the mend baby!