Sunday, July 12, 2009

Happy Ellie, not happy bowels.

Yippy! The short gut Cha cha! Ellie had another large bout of diarrhea this afternoon so we are back to just clears. We decided to try pedialyte through her G-tube at a very slow rate for tonight and then if her bowels tolerate that, then we will increase tomorrow morning.

I guess we were a bit to premature with the solid food. Usually noodles and plain chicken are pretty safe with her, but not this time.

Ellie still wants to eat but her bowels don't like the food. It is almost as though her colon is doing nothing, there is so much water in her stools. I don't know what this means for a possible discharge tomorrow. I personally would like to see more improvement or at least know what it is that we are dealing with before we go. But... that is just me.

We will find out more tomorrow when rounds and the GI team come through.


Katie said...

Good luck. Hopefully you will find out more and feel prepared when you leave. I will keep you in my thoughts.

hayngrl101 said...

Thinking of you and hoping for good news, better bowels, and going home.

tiptoe mama said...

that doesn't sound like much fun. I hope things get better!