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Had his follow up appt last night. The doctor feels that is was all related to dehydration. All tests have indicated that everything is within normal range and that organs are functioning appropriately. Phew! He didn't feel that putting M through more tests was necessary unless it happens again. He runs constantly and is always burning sugar and energy. He probably went to bed thirsty even though there weren't signs of that and became dehydrated throughout the night. (this after Sunday also getting hot and humid as well) He is looking at this right now as a one time occurance and was reassuring in the fact that if he did have a disease or large issue going on we would've been seeing other issues consistently. Like weightloss, no appetite, being sick one way or the other, skin tone issues, crankiness, developmental issues, etc. Also some of the diseases associated with symptoms M was experiencing he was already tested for and we would've already known if he had them. M's thyroid was also normal. Also the yellow stuff he spit up could've happened in the middle of the night (remember I couldn't even see this until I opened the window blind, it wasn't on his face or anything) and you know how it is after you get sick you feel drained/dehydrated. At that point his body probably began to get this way.

Now if this happens again we'd start investigating again. But bloodwork was reassuring. His body responded the way it should've to the sugar iv's, etc. He is not worried about diabetes at this time because M would've been wanting to drink, drink, drink all the time as well as eat all the time. He did feel the liver and it was great. He thinks that the liver (remember blood work in hosp was good for the liver) in the hospital may have felt enlarged because his body was dehydrated at the time. I might be forgetting a detail or two but basically it went as well as it could go. I had a list of questions with me and felt reassured with the doctor's responses to each of them.

Thanks so much for all the support this week. I really appreciate it. It was quite scary for sure.

Sorry I didn't update last night - I was about to come on to post and instead I walked to the kitchen and poured a glass of wine.

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PHEW! So glad to hear that Julie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess their bodies are so small that dehydration can occur pretty fast, especially with him running around as much as he does. A good reminder for us all...

Thanks for the update, get yourself a glass of wine again tonight - you deserve it after all you've been through! ((hugs))

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THIS IS THE BEST NEWS!!!! I have been thinking of you all weekend. So glad to hear that everything looks good. I will continue to keep Michael in my thoughts and prayers that this doesn't happen again!

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I'm so glad to hear everything seems to be okay! Yea for a good report=)

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What a relief, Julie. A scary ordeal for sure-- but glad that it was isolated and nothing to worry about going forward. You deserved that glass of wine!

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I am so sorry that you and Michael had to go through that awful experience. I am so happy to hear some good news. Hooray for his organs functioning as they should! I really don't keep track of how much Kaitlyn (or any of my children) drink so I can see that happening to us! I had no idea dehydration was do dangerous! So, thanks for sharing your experience with us! You could be helping another Mom and you don't even know it. ((hugs))

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Wow!! I'm so sorry you guys had to deal with that but how crazy just from dehydration! Did he give you any ideas/tips for not letting it happen again?

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Praise God! I'm so glad everything looks okay!

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So glad everything looks good.

Does Michael go to bed with a sippy cup of water? Ivy has done this from day one and drinks a whole bunch of water at night. Like Michael, she never slows down during the day, not even hot and humid days (and we don't get many). Could that help with dehydration?

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Yay!! So glad he is fine!!!!!!!!

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Thank you, everyone. :bighug:

"sarahsunshine" wrote:

Does Michael go to bed with a sippy cup of water? Ivy has done this from day one and drinks a whole bunch of water at night. Like Michael, she never slows down during the day, not even hot and humid days (and we don't get many). Could that help with dehydration?

I've had one in there every night (since this happened) and so far not one sip is missing from the cup in the morning. One morning he was hugging it. One morning Curious George was holding it for him. Another morning it it was on his headboard. And another it was on a tower of books. But yes, it's there for him. Usually right before bed and brushing his teeth he has milk so maybe that fills him up and that's why he isn't drinking any water during the night? :shrug:

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So glad that it isn't anything serious; although dehydration is so scary.

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"Readyforbaby1" wrote:

I've had one in there every night (since this happened) and so far not one sip is missing from the cup in the morning. One morning he was hugging it. One morning Curious George was holding it for him. Another morning it it was on his headboard. And another it was on a tower of books. But yes, it's there for him. Usually right before bed and brushing his teeth he has milk so maybe that fills him up and that's why he isn't drinking any water during the night? :shrug:

What is it about hugging a hard water bottle? Ivy does that too! On the other hand, she has always insisted on having it to go to bed with. She wakes up and drinks it consistently.

Personally, it has never occurred to me to drink water at night! Can you get him in the habit of having a big drink of water first think in the morning? While sitting on the toilet or something? Before breakfast?

I always hated water until recently, but it hydrates so much better than anything with sugar in it. (Milk hydrates faster but not as much). Maybe some SUPER watered-down juice first thing in the morning?

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Well I LOVE water, my drink of preference even over wine! Maybe if you add a thimble full of juice or something like Ribena (concentrated black currant juice) he'd begin to enjoy it more? Of course seeing others drink water would be the biggest motivator. Maybe his own special drinking bottle (not a sippy) would appeal to him?

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"sarahsunshine" wrote:

Can you get him in the habit of having a big drink of water first think in the morning? While sitting on the toilet or something? Before breakfast?

I always hated water until recently, but it hydrates so much better than anything with sugar in it. (Milk hydrates faster but not as much). Maybe some SUPER watered-down juice first thing in the morning?

I've been walking in with milk every morning hoping he'll have some before getting to his food. So far it hasn't worked. (he'll have one or two sips but nothing to write home about) His juice I've done half water/half juice. Perhaps I'll bring the juice portion down a bit and try it.

"gardenbug" wrote:

Well I LOVE water, my drink of preference even over wine! Maybe if you add a thimble full of juice or something like Ribena (concentrated black currant juice) he'd begin to enjoy it more? Of course seeing others drink water would be the biggest motivator. Maybe his own special drinking bottle (not a sippy) would appeal to him?

I love water, too. Always drinking it. In fact with nursing I always have a glass with me. M loves straws so I've also been keeping a straw in my glass thinking maybe he'll want some of mine. I'll have to look into Ribena or something similar (I've never heard of it so we might have an equivalent here to what it is)
M has this:
http://store.nalgene.com/product-p/grip%20n%20gulp.htm
Which he picked out. The excitement wore off quickly as did with his special Cars cup.

I've also been giving him more watermelon. Watermelon is just full of juice!