Sunday, December 14, 2008

Pass the Salt...

We're in the Hospital again and not a bit happy about it. Hypernatremia is the diagnosis and sadly enough it's my fault. We've been adding NaCl to his diet per the Nutritionist in order to supplement his diluted formula. Too much salt we've learned that its a bad thing and 2 kids in the last 6 mos. have died from this same diagnosis. Tim, the most brilliant RN in all of the land explained it to me on a Railroaders level and said its like putting salt on a snail and watching it shrivel up. Too much in your blood and your cells shrivel up. The last few weeks Charlie has been pretty irritable, i believe the medical term is "Pissed off" and it got so bad that about 10 days ago Angel took him to the E.R. thinking it might be a shunt problem. It wasn't and they sent him home thinking it was orneriness related to teething. So he had another temperment change late Saturday night ran a slight fever and got uber lethargic. Eerily similar to the way he looked when he first got sick back in January. Called the Pediatrician and he told us to head to PCMC. 8 hours in the E.R. and they admitted us. Last night was rough for Charlie and very uncomfortable. His mom, who may be the greatest most hottest hotty in the world, was the only medicine that worked for our little man. She stayed up and held him all night in the most uncomfortable chair in the entire hospital.
Today he has done much better and the Sodium has come down and we should go home in the morning. It's been pretty weird to be back in here but it's been good to see some old faces and not so good to see others (Duzy). We are so thankful for all of you and wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Get well soon Char!! Shyla from MT

Anonymous said...

I am glad things are looking better. Hopefully he will be back home soon with a smile back on his face.

Love ya all,
Stefanie

Anonymous said...

Charlie you are a fighter and you will pull through little man. If you have to be in the hospital, that's the best place to be. We will keep you in our prayers and know that we are hoping you get to come home tomorrow. Remember to take your Charlie steps and you will pull through. We love PMCH and are so... thankful for them. Happy Holidays with your wonderful family.

Tamara

The Bountiful Family

Suz said...

Help me understand how this recent shrivel is your fault? I know that the formula mixing is a highly technical and prescribed regimine that few are qualified to prepare. So sorry that the man is broken. I hope his 'time of the month' will be over. He has taught me the true meaning of the word LOUD!

XOXO

Meghan said...

BOOOO. this is not my favorite trick of chars. please take the saltiness down a notch and come home. rob, you know you can see your boyfriend duzy without requiring your son be admitted to the hospital.
and i am so sorry i still have your camera...i hope you have a spare in case you need it right now... i'll bring it in with me tomorrow.

whitney said...

Coop, stop this nonsense and get better quickly - we need to see some smiles.

whitney said...

Now I feel bad because it sounds like I yelled at him. I meant Coop, we love you and can't wait for you to start feeling better and be back home.

EMILY said...

Sucky! I'm glad it looks like you'll be able to go home soon though. Ya gotta love those uber cushy hospital chairs--nothing like spending an entire night in one of those. Way to go Char's mom! Merry Christmas! Due to how amazingly good you guys have been this year I'm sure a virtual mountain of presents will be waiting Christmas morning.

pirate ride said...

I hope he gets feeling better soon and I am wishing your family a very Merry Christmas!!

Roxey said...

We love you!

Megan said...

Oh no! I am so sorry to hear you are back in the hospital. I hope you get to leave soon!
Charlie Cooper, you get feeling better! You are an extraordinary family and our prayers are with you.

Ginny said...

praying for you all...more than normal!!

Amy said...

You guys are ALL in my prayers. Glad to hear that things are going better!!!

Anonymous said...

Of course, the one day I don't check the blog and sweet Charlie ends up in the hospital! I hope you are home by now and comfortable in your own beds! My prayers continue to be with all of you. All of you are heroes to me! You know many of us are on our knees and we will continue to do so.
Connie

Kelly said...

Oh! my heart goes out to all of you! I hope all is ok now and that all four of you are at home enjoying the holidays and the spirit of the season. Please post soon and let us know if you are at home now! Love to you Charlie Cooper & Merry Christmas!

Forbes Clan of Five said...

Hope he feels better soon. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Merry Christmas.

Matchbox Mom said...

Get well you sweet angel Charlie! We love you!

The Petersons

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Randi said...

Merry Christmas Angel and Rob, I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. Always thinking of you :-)

Anonymous said...

We would love an update when you get a chance! Happy New Year

Anonymous said...

Hey Jack-Jack! Hope you and Britty had a wonderful Chrismas with lots of love. I think of you two every day. What a brave big brother you are Brit, you are the BEST, and Charlie knows it.

Take care everyone....wishing you miracles and love for the new year. Sue