We got here a couple of hours ago... I cant find the right words to thank you all for your emails, comments, and calls, and especially for all your prayers!!

I always knew my daughters were going to start getting sick with the little schools, I just never imagine it was going to be this bad.

The girls were having a mild diarrhea since a few days ago... The stool was somehow loose, but it wasnt that often. They also throw up sporadically over the weekend. So, we thought it was just something that they ate. The pediatrician was away for the long weekend that we had (Monday was a Holiday) and I couldnt get in touch with him until Monday night (I actually didnt talked to him, but I talked to his new partner). As it wasnt severe, she told me to give her a medicine to keep them from throwing up and to take them early for a check up (unless, of course, they started getting worse in the middle of the night and I needed to take them to the ER).

I wasnt feeling good either, and I had a very bad stomachache. In the morning while I was getting ready for work, I was going to the bathroom non-stop, so I decided to call in sick. As the one that looked worst was Mia, I decided to keep her with me, and hubby took Mimi to her old preschool that was a couple of blocks away from the house. We had in mind to take them all to the doctors office by the afternoon, so hubby didnt had to miss work too (as I was not feeling good).

I lay down next to Mia and later on she woke up throwing up like I have never seen a kid throwing up.... I called hubby to come inmediatly and while I was waiting for him Mia throw up 2 more times. I called Mimi's school to tell them to have her ready for pick up and that I was going to leave Gaby with them (as I know how difficult was going to handle a "healthy" kid in the ER). Mimi didnt throw up at school, but did a very loose poopy.

I wont tire you with what happened in the next 2 hours... I will shorten it to: "I took them to their pediatrician, who was full, and who told his secretary to tell us (not himself), to take them to the ER, and that they were going to call him from there... He couldnt just look at them for a second... He also wanted us to take them to a hospital that I hate, and then the one that we were in.... So, after 2 more throw ups of Mia we decided to try our luck in a new hospital where he doesnt even work" (this Hospital is the same one that we took Mimi the other night).

We got there, and all the eyes were focused on Mia... She was severely dehydrated, and they needed to do something quick. First thing to do was to give her Pedialyte and an injected medicine to stop the vomits. Mia was refusing to drink the Pedialyte, so we tried Gatorade too (with no luck). We did everything possible to avoid an IV, but she refused to be hydrated orally. While she didnt cry AT ALL when they put her the IV, she cried desesperately for a couple of hours trying to get the IV out. They took her stool to the lab and they also did some blood work. The blood test showed that she had anemia (which she didnt had a couple of weeks ago when we did her blood work), and was showing signs of a virus.
While we were waiting for the "stools" result, the pediatrician that they recommend me (and also called) got there, and I loved her from the very first second. She had news from the stools, and it came with a severe Amebiasis!! Minutes later, Mia was being settle in a room as she needed to stay.

When we were starting calling my mom and the place where Gaby was, the pediatrician comes with Mimi's results.... She wasnt just with the same Amebiasis, but she also had Rotavirus!! She also was anemic (which is wasnt a couple of weeks ago either), and her red blood cells count were lower than Mia's. This meant that they were both going to stay, so they transfered us to a room with 2 beds.

I cant even begin to explain this experience, and how it changed our lives forever. You may hear what it's like and you can even imagine it, but you dont know what it is to have two non-talking babies hospitalized for 2 days attached to IVs, sleeping in beds (not cribs), starving and not being able to have food or even milk for the first day (just clear liquids), until you actually live it yourself.

Hubby and I couldnt take a shower, because there was no way to let them go for a second, or make them sleep without having us right there... We had Mimi's carseat (which was a lifesaver), but we couldnt turn around for more than one minute without finding her sucking on the IV cables, or even trying to pull them.

Gaby throw up one time, and even though she didnt had to be hospitalized, she already had a mild version of it... So, we all got medication for it, even though the real affected ones were just Mia and Mimi (just to be on the safe side).

Mimi playing with the IV cables:
Camila while she was getting ready to have her IV off:
Mimi seconds before they took her IV off:
Thank God we are home, the girls are hydrated, and getting better. We still have our journey half way as they may keep the diarrea for 7 to 10 more days, but so far they have hardly poop since we got here...
Posted by Anelys Perez On 7:52 PM 20 comments

20 Lovely comments :

Kari-Anne said...

I am so sad for everything your family as been through . Your poor babies . I am so happy you are all home now .
All our love to all of you .

EthansMommy said...

Oh, Anelys, I am so very sorry. That sounds so awful. Thank the good Lord that everyone is going to be okay. I can't even imagine what you went through, all while being sick yourself. Ethan threw up for the first time last Thursday all night and it was awful. So your days had to have been much, much worse and frightening. Thanks for updating us sweetie. (((((HUGS)))))) Big ones!! to you. I am praying for a full recovery soon for you all.

Adrians Mama said...

Oh wow...i am soooo glad things are better!! I was so worried!!! What a strong mama you are!!!

Dawn said...

Oh My, I am so sorry that happened. Thank goodness everything turned out OK.

Mainegirl/Pauline said...

I am so happy that they are better!!! I am so sorry that you all had to go through this! They are very lucky to have great parents like you two and I really do mean that. I hope that all three girls and you and dh feel better soon! Love ya!
Love, Pauline

Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails said...

Oh man Anelys you had all of us scared to death for a couple of days. I am so happy that they have started the road to recovery. Give them all big hugs from their cyber Aunties, and one for both you and Ernesto. He looks so tired in that picture with Mia. Get some rest.

Andrea said...

Oh my goodness! I am so sorry to hear about all of the sickness. How terrible! I am so glad that everyone is starting to feel better! (bbc mama)

And now we're a family said...

I am so sorry for you and for your little girls. How awful that must've been for everyone. I really hope that they get better soon sweetie! Glad that you are now home!

Lucy said...

WOW! Definitely a tale to share with the girls in the future. Thank God everyone is healing and you are all back home.

Jenny/jenspott07 said...

I am glad you are all home now and getting better. I can't imagine how hard it must have been being in the hospital with two babies!

frskulls said...

Oh gosh!!! I almost got teary eyes... WHEW!! Glad that your girls are getting better.. it's NO fun! Wish them the well recovery!

Heather said...

Wow what a day? I am sorry you all had to go through that. i am relieved to know you are all home now. hang in there girl!!! love to all!


Jen said...

Anelys, I'm so glad your girls are on the mend! That is a parents nightmare! I hope the girls recover quickly. Take care of yourslef and the little ones.

Tara said...

I'm sorry for all of this. I wish the girls a very speedy recovery!

My3Ro's said...

I am sorry you had to go through that. I am so glad the girls feel better now though. You guys take care. Love ya

The Garske's said...

So glad you are all home now!! What a horrible experience!!! I used to work in a daycare and once one child got it, the whole daycare would be infected! It is not fun!! Get better soon!!!

Erica said...

those IV pics are heartbreaking !!! Im just happy they are getting better now...lots of love and prayers to them !!!!

Jennie B said...

Jennifer told me your girls were in the hospital and this was the first chance I have had to stop by. I am glad that they are getting better. I can't imagine how scary that must have been for all of you.

I hope you are feeling better as well.

Danielle said...

OMG ANELYS! I'm so sorry for not knowing about all of this! I truly hope the girls are feeling great again and you are able to relax and de-stress now!
I also wanted to tell you that I really appreciate you checking in on me and always letting me know you care! I know I haven't been good about getting back to people lately, but just wanted you to know that I am so thankful to have you as a friend! You are truly a one-of-kind person and I'm so happy to have met you!
Kiss those beautiful baby girls for me!

Momto3LittleFlowers said...

Thank you all!!! Each one of the words that you guys are saying to me are precious and I will save them when I print my blog!! You guys rock!!

Danielle: No need to feel bad for not knowing.... You have SO MANY things on your plate... Im thankful that I have you as a friend too!! :)


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