This morning Ava woke up and was so weak she couldn't stand up. She slept well last night and was able to hold down 1/2 toast and 1/2 cracker and some pedialyte from yesterday.
Well anyway, she was so weak. She was starving, so I gave her some milk and a few bites of biscuit but she didn't want much of either. We laid on the sofa and she fell asleep! That's not my Ava! I moved her into our bed and as soon as she laid down she vomitted EVERYWHERE!
I had to take a shower, she had to take a bath, and Jesse had to clean the sheets, since he's working nights and was sleeping when it happened.
So I called the dr. and explained what had been happening. We went in at 9:30. She said that there's a really bad virus going around in our area that's putting people in the hospital (hello, I"m one of them!).
She said Ava's not as bad as other babies she's seen recently. At least she doesn't have diarrhea. She said she's not dehydrated. She wants me to feed her 1-2 oz of soy formula every 3-4 hours and keep her mind off of eating solids. She said that if I must then give her a few nibbles off of some toast or crackers.
She said it can go on for another 2-4 days.
She's up from her nap and is soooooooooo cranky. She's very hungry. I gave her 2 oz of formula and it was just a tease. She was pissed when it was empty.
I feel so bad. I'll give her 2 oz again at 3 and let her take a nap.
By the way, she weighs 25 lbs 10 oz.
UPDATE: I fed her more than the dr. said to, but I don't care. I gave her 3 ounces of milk at her 2nd nap and 3 ounces for dinner. She also got 4 ounces before bed. She had 1 cracker. She refused toast and crackers for dinner.
She's been really happy since her 2nd nap. She took an hour to settle down. She kept saying, "I luv ya, I luv ya" her new favorite.
Maybe I put her down too early. I hope tomorrow is vomit free.