Another day, another trip to the clinic. Yes, welcome to my life. This sweet little girl has been having a rough patch lately. Lots of tummy bugs. We thought possibly appendicitis a few weeks ago that sent us in right before Christmas. Today, dehydration. Thankfully, she wasn’t severely dehydrated, and the doctor didn’t want to do an IV. Just sent us home with orders to drink her water. And funny that this little squirt didn’t believe Dad & Mom, but did the doctor about how important drinking water is.
She was a trooper though as she’s had her blood drawn twice. She winced, but didn’t even cry. Was so very tough!! The first time though she was worried about the “hole in her arm” and how long it would take to go away. Too cute. And while I always feel silly to leave the doctor after they tell me we just have to “wait it out and drink liquids”, I’m always very relieved to have those blood work test results. It’s always a comfort to have the results and see your childs blood work is normal and it’s another moment that you pause and thank God for healthy kids.
She’s been so sick though with two rounds of some sort of stomach bug that she’s lost 2 pounds in the last two and a half weeks. Might not seem like a lot, but 5% of body weight on a girl who doesn’t have a lot of fat to spare is a good chunk. On a silly note, she has this face she makes that we joke is the “38 pounds of ang-er-y” face. Now we have to change it to “36 pounds of ang-er-y” Hopefully she’ll gain that weight back. I don’t like feeling her spine and other bones.
Remind me, who said parenting was easy? LOL