Friday, February 25, 2011

Give Her the IV

I'd say I jinxed myself, but I knew it was coming.  Averi woke up puking around 2:30 this morning.  When I asked the nurse to give her some zofran, she said she had just had some recently and couldn't give her any more until 7:00.  So I asked for some phenergan.

By the time the nurse showed up with the meds an hour later, Averi had puked 5 more times.  Luckily, she got the IV phenergan, which they wouldn't give her last month, and she slept through the rest of the night and woke up acting happy.  I was really excited that they had known how sick she gets and just given her the IV (she kept throwing up the oral dose last time) and that it had worked so well.  My joy didn't last for long.

The NP arrived in my room to inform me that no one under 2 is allowed to have IV phenergan, because not enough research has been done on it, and that pharmacy is livid.  But she got it, and it worked, and she'll be 2 in two months (crazy, I know).  There was no use.  After hours of the NP talking to pharmacy, they finally agreed to give her oral doses only as needed.  By then Averi was puking again.

Luckily, the doctors were finally on board with me wanting to get ahead of the puking this time (it only took 4 cycles) and they agreed to only give her half the volume of formula she normally gets over a longer period of time.  Here's crossing my fingers that zofran, phenergan, and not quickly pumping her stomach to max fill will be the solution to a not-so-pukey baby.


Cindy said...

That poor baby! Hope they find the right medication mix soon!

Lauren in GA said...

I hope it works. Poor, sweet Averi...and poor you.