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Mmmmm Jello
So, on Friday morning I went in to find that Owen's diaper was bright red - never a good start to the day.  He was also lethargic and heaving.  It seemed that perhaps Owen was missing the hospital Jello again.  When we got to the ER he was very dehydrated, which made no sense because he had been drinking normally the day before.  Blood tests were all out of whack - white blood cells were high, clotting factors showed that he wasn't clotting at well as he should have and an ultrasound showed that his intestines were swollen.  Oh, and he was pretty constipated too.  Looks like his intestines were absorbing all the liquid in his body and using it to create swelling.  They have lots of cultures being sent out for testing and we had X-rays and an ultrasound.  We found that his blood was not clotting properly and Vitamin K was administered.  

So two days, several bags of fluids and a boatload of vitamins later things are looking up.  His blood work is back to normal and he's feeling better.  They are doing a clean out this morning and when he is poo free we can go home.  

Here is a picture of Owen from last night.  He may be in the hospital but that doesn't mean he doesn't need to keep up with his peeps!




Hopefully he will poo soon and we'll be able to go home today. We'll have a fair bit of testing to do in the next week or so to be sure that there isn't an underlying problem that caused this, but for now we're doing much better!
 
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