One night we sat in the ER for 10 hours, over-night. They tried to give him an IV because I told them he had only ate 2 oz that whole day & threw half of that up. They had the ER doctor, ER nurse, 2 nurses from the nursery came, all to try an give him an IV & they all failed. They said he was too dehydrated to get a vein & we got sent home with pedialite. I should have fought harder for him & I kick myself for it all the time but we were so exhausted. Staying up all night with 2 newborns in the ER is very trying & honestly I didn't think they would help us, they wouldn't. No one would. They kept saying I was over reacting, he was fine. Also when we he had his shunt surgery they had a hard time getting a vein too. If I remember correctly, the floor nurse tried 9 times, 2 nurses from the NICU tried twice each, a doctor on call tried once & finally the next morning the anesthesiologist got it.
Another thing that keeps me puzzled, when we met with the Neurosurgeon she told us the ultrasound tech should have found the Hydro while I was pregnant & they could have done surgery on him at birth. Funny since how I had probably 10 ultrasounds or more & several were by specialist in Dallas, Fort Worth & OKC (routine for twin pregnancies, since most multiple pregnancies are high risk).
It's been almost two years since his shunt placement surgery & Parker is doing wonderfully. No revisions, no complications, nothing. He is developmentally on target & is reaching all his expected milestones. We know how incredibly blessed we are. We pray that each day is as best as the last for Parker.
Special thanks to Linda for sharing the story of your gorgeous little boy, Parker. I am sure that other parents in this situation will find some comfort in knowing how well everything has worked out for all of you. Your sons are a blessing, and I thank you for letting me have a little glimpse into your lives.