Monday, August 20, 2012

Salmonella Poisoning is NO Fun for Toddlers

Disclaimer: Please don't read if you are squeamish or don't like to hear about bodily functions. It's not pretty. 

Night #1 - Just the beginning...

Yes, that's right...toddlers. Weston woke up on Thursday morning, and he did not have a normal bowel movement, and he didn't make it to the potty. I was surprised, but I thought he was just too busy playing, and he didn't want to get up and go, so I didn't think much about it. He went on to daycare, and he made it to the potty, but it wasn't normal there either, so his teacher put a pull up on him to ensure that there wasn't a mess later. I picked him up, and we were headed to Athens. We started the drive, and we stopped for dinner, and he didn't want to eat anything. After dinner, he told me he wasn't feeling good, but we kept on driving, and he fell asleep.

The next day sitting on the couch

By the time we got to my parents house, he was running a fever of around 102, and he definitely wasn't feeling good. He continued to have "the runs" all throughout the night, and he was moaning and groaning and feeling terrible. He didn't want to get out of bed the following morning or play with all the toys. Long story short, this continued all day long. By that evening, he was dehydrated, and he was shaking and miserable. I made the decision to take him to the Pediatric Urgent Care at Eastside Medical Center. They gave him an IV and fluids, and they took bloodwork and a stool sample. The  bloodwork came back pretty normal, and we had to wait until Sunday for the stool sample results.

Right after arriving at the hospital on Friday night

After almost two bags of IV fluids, they allowed us to go home, and we had to go back the following day. He was no better the next day, so they gave him a prescription of Zofran, so he could get enough fluids down to stay hydrated. By Sunday, it was starting to get better, but he was still miserable and a far cry from normal. We got a call from Eastside on Sunday evening with the results that the stool sample was positive for Salmonella. What?! Where did he get that from?!

At the hospital right after they started fluids...trying to rest!

Saturday morning sleeping on the couch!

 We have no idea how he got it, but no one else that we know of is sick or has been sick. We haven't eaten out at any restaurants, so it's just bizarre. I'm sure we'll never know how he got it... Today, he is starting to feel a little better and starting to play a little bit, but he's still feeling pretty badly. It's SO sad to see your little one sick, and I wish so badly that I could've taken it away from him. I'm praying for a quick recovery and regained strength for my big boy and that no one else in our family gets it.

Sunday afternoon, napping...


  1. Oh no! :( Poor sweet little guy! I hope he continues to feel better quickly and nobody else gets it!!

  2. Poor little buddy :( I am so sorry to hear about W being sick. That cannot be fun for either of you. Do you have an email address I can reach you? I try and respond back to your comments from the blog but they don't go through.