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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Baba and the ER

Last night (Saturday) was Baba's first trip to the ER. Lots of fun. Friday night he didn't sleep great - he was up a lot and was screaming in his sleep. Saturday morning he woke up kind of crabby, but Zippy and I had to pick up Zippy's sister's flowers (her wedding was on Saturday - I'm trying to decide what, if anything, I want to say about that event) so we left Baba in my parent's care.

Baba came to the church for pictures around 12:30ish - still not feeling great. Every couple of hours he would start screaming and thrashing around, making it even more difficult to hold my 30 + pound premie (premie because he was born a week before his due date, he was 9 lbs 12 ounces when he was born). As the night wore on, the episodes got longer and closer together. We decided to suck it up and pay the $70 co-pay around 3 in the morning - since he had been screaming for three and a half hours at that point.

The ER doc did the usual - felt his stomach, checked his ears, H&P, vitals, drew blood, and took X-rays. His X-rays were amazing. From his stomach to his exit, his small and large intestines were filled with bubbles. Big bubbles, little bubbles, medium sized bubbles. The boy had gas.

And the cure for gas? Um, nothing. We just have to wait until it works his way out of his system.

So, after about 3 whole hours of sleep, we have been dealing with a very crabby because he is in pain boy all day. It is now 5:30 pm and Zippy is trying to put Baba to sleep. Baba did not sleep much last night either and the lack of sleep, teething, and gas is making Baba one happy boy. Anyone want to borrow him for 24 hours or so. I could really use 8 to 12 hours of sleep.

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