The flu is bad enough. The flu with Type I Diabetes is miserable.
Rosie didn't keep anything at all down for most of yesterday. Not chicken broth, not Sprite, not water. I finally called the endocrinologist's office to see if they had any suggestions. I had run through my usual arsenol: giving regular Sprite instead of Diet to get some carbs in her, sips of broth, etc. She was showing "trace" amounts of ketones and her numbers were good-- in the mid-100's all day-- but I was starting to worry about dehydration and increasing ketones.
Usually when I call, we get right through to the nurse or the nurses' voice mail, and they call back pretty quickly. Yesterday, though, I was on hold for 15 minutes, and after speaking with the nurse, it took nearly an hour for her to speak with the endo and call me back. She said that this area has really been hit hard with the flu bug and they were getting tons of calls for sick kids yesterday.
At any rate, the endocrinologist prescribed some Zofran. Zofran is one of the best drugs ever invented, in my humble opinion. When I was pregnant with both kids I suffered from severe hyperemesis, and Zofran (plus Reglan in a pump that I wore 24/7) was the only thing that helped me. So, anyways, I was thankful to hear that's what they wanted to try with Rosie. The plan was to try the Zofran and if she was still getting sick, to page the doctor last night and have Rosie admitted.
The Zofran is working. Rosie sipped some broth, and later had a small bowl of chicken noodle soup last night. This morning she's had some toast, and so far, so good. Whew!