Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Homecoming #1

Audrey and Ryan arrived home from the hospital on Sunday the 22nd around 11:30 p.m. Ryan ended up sleeping in the twin bed in Audrey's room and she transferred from her crib to the twin bed with him from 3:00 a.m. until around 6:30 a.m.

She has been experiencing severe mood swings. At one point she would just cry and tell you she was not okay but would not talk or tell us what was wrong. She has been angry, particularly with me. Today I took her into the children's clinic to have blood drawn. While we were there she was found to be severely dehydrated. We stayed in a bedroom there for a couple of hours while she was hooked to an IV. Dr. Beaty came in to see if he could get a picture to put in her chart and asked her to smile. She gave a very serious scowl. He snapped the picture anyway and showed it to her. She thought she was really funny and started to laugh. Just then he snapped another picture and was able to capture the happy Audrey he was hoping to get!

The dehydration is a major reason for her severe mood swings. We are trying our best - short of sitting on her chest and forcing food and liquid down her throat.

1 comment:

Lee said...

You are giving her love--she's bound to be queasy so not wanting to drink. If her eyes look sunken, you can tell she's dehydrated. Hope you have a good day tomorrow and know we love you!