Yesterday was pretty bad. She threw up three more times. Because of the excess secretions, she would cough real hard, gag and throw up. We kept her on Pedialyte all day and then did half Pediasure, half Pedialyte for he night feeding. She did stay hydrated though, so that's a bonus! Her diapers started to get back to normal by last night, so we'll see if we've reached the end of that roller coaster.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
As for the hitting, it is purely behavioral. We have been having this problem for a few months now, but it is always worse when she is sick or after surgery. She only hits Jeremy and I, every blue moon she'll hit Michelle. She mostly hits me though because I am always with her and I have to discipline her more. We have been trying different things to curb this behavior and it has been getting better now that she is verbalizing more.
We and her pediatrician believe that the hitting is due to her communication issues. Even though she knows a lot of signs and is talking quite a bit, most kids her age are able to communicate their wants and needs better than she is. She is fiercely independent and she knows what she wants when she wants it. It is so frustrating for both her and us when she wants something and is trying to tell us and we just don't get it. Plus, she has a STRONG family history of major "terrible two" issues! ;) Yesterday morning, with everything else that was going on, the hitting was amplified and so was my intolerance of it. We'll get through this, just like everything else.
So, with the exception of her waking up once, right as Jeremy and I turned out the light ourselves, last night was astronomically better than the night before. She slept all night long and even had to be woken up by me this morning at 7:45! She always wakes up first! She is in physical therapy right now and is in a MUCH better mood. I haven't even been hit once this morning!! She has also not thrown up yet today, so I am pretty hopeful. Thanks for all the support and well wishes. It helps more than I can say.
On a completely different note, I have another prayer request. There is a sweet little one named Kayleigh who has been struggling since she was born ten months ago. She has lived in the hospital the whole time but it looked as though she was doing well enough to go home soon. Things took a drastic turn for the worse and, well, my heart is too heavy this morning to type any more about her current condition. Just please go to Kayleigh's blog and pray with all your might for a miracle. Pray that God will show the doctors how to proceed and that He will wrap His loving arms around Kayleigh's wonderful parents and family.
I try to teach Marissa the names of all the kiddos I follow on the computer, and I have done the same with Kayleigh. Marissa will only call her "hands". You'll see why as soon as you go to her site.
Posted by Alicia at 9:13:00 AM