This will be somewhat brief and no pictures because I don't like taking pictures of babies vomiting or having pictures taken of me with vomit in my hair.
Riley began vomiting at 6am this morning. He vomited about every 30 minutes for 2 hours. We called Duke. They said it didn't immediatly sound like a bowel obstruction, so we could start at our local pediatricians office, versus driving up there and dealing with the ER just to (potentially) be told that he has a virus. So we went to the pediatricians. And I love them. We called on the way, told them Riley was less than a week post surgery,etc. They whisked us right in, out of the waiting area (less germs) and then right into a room.
He vomited while we were there. She examined him well, asked questions,etc. He had a very slight fever when we got there, but so slight, they hardly made notice of it. So we were sent back home to watch and wait. If its a virus, he'll begin to get better as long as we can keep him hydrated. Which became hard when he projectile vomited over a foot in the air above him. But we are doing our best, and hoping and praying praying PRAYING that this IS just a virus. It still COULD be something with his intestines. At any moment, his belly could puff up, fever spike, vomiting turn green. Those are the three hallmark things of GI issues: vomiting, fever, distended belly. We can't go by pain/discomfort with him, because he isn't normal in that area. So to say he is being watched closely is an understatement. We are proceeding as its something dangerous until proven otherwise. We have gone through more laundry today, than we did all last week while gone I think, including all the linens in his crib and our bed. He will spend the night in the pack and play, on chux pads, in our hallway, so that vomit will be contained on a hard surface floor, and I'll spend the night beside him, so I can hear him in case he chokes on it. he's not as mobile as he was pre-surgery, so I don't trust he could/would roll over fast enough to not choke. :o(
Praying for less (better yet, NO) vomit and more poop, and to keep him hydrated.