It has been another rough week here at the Hanna home.
First, we have to thank all the prayers and well wishes this week.
Noah came down sick a week ago, Saturday evening. By Sunday morning he was both throwing up and having severe diarrhea. By noon that day we knew that he was suffering from dehydration. We packed up quickly and drove as fast as we could to the Children's Madera Hospital (CHCC).
I thought perhaps he was suffering from a bit of a stomach bug but after being hospitalized for two days for dehydration and non-stop diarrhea they decided to run further testing and sure enough, things came back positive for Rotovirus.
By far this was the nastiest virus Noah has had in some time. He finally started to make a turn Thursday when he started to eat again. The doctors decided to keep him on watch at the hospital until things were definitely under control because he is smaller for his age and has such a limited reserve. It really does not take much to get him dehydrated.
Thankfully finally yesterday we started to discuss sending Noah home and by this morning he was eating normal (at least for himself) and his diarrhea had decreased considerably. We were discharged this morning and we are so thrilled to be home.
We've had the house disinfected from top to bottom. Carpets upstairs, everything. Apparently the virus is extremely contagious. We've had to cancel all therapy next week because the virus sticks around in the environment for some time.
I look forward to getting back to a normal schedule and I pray that this third hospitalization in two months is our last for some time. We dodged the bullet for almost a full year and the boys seem to be making up for lost time. I can only pray that this is it for a very long time.
We are finally home and thanks to Grandma Hanna Jonah has been well loved and well fed! He has gained back his lost weight and is once again filling out. We now have Noah to worry about because he has lost around half a pound from this week.
Thanks again everyone for your love and prayers. We are so blessed.