Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mickey Breakfast

Late Friday night, after having her electrolytes checked, Averi was taken off of IV fluids.  I can't even tell you how grateful I am that we avoided the whole hypovolemic shock this time.  She's got a central line, so hook her up!

Averi is feeling much better this weekend.  She hasn't thrown up at all since her episodes Friday afternoon and she is much happier and closer to being her normal self.  I think this is due to 2 things.  The first is that the doctors have been increasing her doses of both Zofran and Phenergan every day.

The other reason is that I jokingly told Dan that if the chemo took it's usual week to kick in then the nausea would start Thursday and he would be the one dealing with it over the weekend.  A nice little kick in the face for me. :)

So yesterday morning Dan woke up to find a happy, raspberry-blowing Averi who was chewing on her Mickey Button!  Yes, she somehow managed to pull out her Mickey, with the balloon still inflated, and play with it.  Our daughter who has no immune system was putting her stomach funk in her mouth!

Dan quickly took it away from her, which made her cry because she was having a lot of fun with it, and had to  put it back where it belonged.  The rest of the day proceeded without event, including no puking, until dinner. While sitting in the highchair, Averi's foot got stuck in her feeding tube and she accidentally yanked out her Mickey Button again.

I'm sure it came out easier than normal since she had already stretched out the hole earlier, but this time was much more exciting since she was almost done getting an entire feed.  I'm really sad I missed it, but Dan said that everything from her tummy down, including the highchair and floor, was soaked in stomach formula.  Just the thought makes me giggle!


Tina said...

I love the term "stomach funk", that's completely technical isn't it?

Lauren in GA said...

Yummy...stomach funk...mmmmmmm!

Stephanie said...

I love that you think it was funny. I'm sure you and Dan were giggling the night away, right? Why didn't he take a picture before he cleaned up the mess? Next time, tell him to do it right, or I won't believe the story.

Dan said...

Dan's comment: Sorry, I couldn't get to the camera to take pictures. It would have been good, but my finger was preoccupied plugging the hole in her stomach trying to keep as much of her feed inside her as possible. Let me tell you, nothing says "I love you" more than plugging another person's hole in their belly to keep their stomach funk from leaking out!