11 Months, 4 Days
Today was much less of a three-ring circus than we imagined, which was a good thing after how exhausting yesterday was. Henry was home with me again yesterday and actually seemed worse in a way. He didn't throw-up or anything but he was clearly upset and irritable all day. He slept a lot in the morning but then was awake but exhausted and fighting sleep all afternoon. I had called the Dr. and wound up switching his appointment from this afternoon to yesterday evening. I was concerned because although Henry's appetite was better yesterday he pretty much refused liquids.
The Dr. said he looked fine-- totally hydrated and re-iterated that this stomach flu is really bad and takes 7-10 days before it's really gone. Unfortunately my day was crammed with house-buying/selling business as well a live webcast. Luckily in the non-profit sphere the majority of people you work with are women, and therefore understanding of the challenges of "home/work-life balance."
Today, Henry seems to really be doing better. He's kept things down and we've been able to progress from the gruel he's been living on for awhile. He still won't drink his soy formula and isn't even too excited by the pedialtye so i've been trying to nurse very frequently.
I'm not sure about tomorrow, but it would be nice if he was able to be back at daycare. The cleaning ladies come at 8 and then the photographer and layout sketcher come at 9:30. Luckily no conference calls tomorrow, just work to be slotted around Henry's naps.
He has physical therapy tomorrow and i'm afraid he hasn't made much progress this week. With all the stomach upset he hasn't been on his stomach much and totally intolerant of his exercises. I know someday (probably not too far away) he'll actually be moving around and exploring, but it's impossible to imagine right now. Even as a total optimist, it's so hard not to worry about your baby...