Though she is still asleep based on last night, we have finally made some progress.
Her face looked so much better last night. She definitely was feeling more herself. After lunch till bed no fever. I slept much better knowing she was going to be just fine.
It is probably going to take some patience to get her back to baseline, but it is just such a relief to think we made it through the longest week ever!
Now to get some protein in her.. easier said then done. She did a little better eating yesterday, though it continued to fly through her. I suspect protein isn't going to help matters, but since even simple carbs and starches aren't staying, it is worth a shot. She must be absorbing some of what she is eating because her energy level was improved yesterday. She is still having an issue regulating her temperature, but I have been sick enough times to remember that is all part of having a nasty virus- just takes some time to get over that part.
Based on Abby's pattern of slow recovery, we will just have to be extra careful for a couple weeks to avoid her getting nailed with another virus..
This was the hardest week in years. Before the depletion I still would have been freaked out over Abby, but not this badly. So many families have to run to the hospitals for immediate care with each virus or bacterial infection, and we cannot with Abby. From the IV's, fluids etc she would be reacting like mad, and getting sicker instead of better.
We do feel extra triumphant though, just some hand holding from the family Dr, and no meds, no antibiotics no anti viral meds, we made it through this and this bout of sickness was the worst viral Abby has ever had.
Gives us just that much more hope that our methods we have created special for Abby, are working, they are the best methods, for Abby.
Now to get some meat on her scrawny bones. :-)