So last night, Steven had taken Kaylee to go potty, and he yelled, "There's blood!"
Something no mother EVER wants to hear... But I kept it together. I asked the calm questions, checked out the situation, called a nurse at the hospital. I am happy to say that I didn't pass out, lol.
The nurse, who was really nice by the way, even though I was a little snappy, was positive it was just constipation. She suggested I call her pediatrician in the morning and that they would prescribe a laxative and everything would be fine. But the amount of blood... It wasn't truly that much, but it scared me to death.
I feel bad because I knew she wasn't pooping often enough and I knew she wasn't eating enough. I knew these things, but allowed myself to be reassured by people that this was normal and toddlers don't always eat that much. It never even occurred to me that the constipation was CAUSING the lack of appetite. I felt so dumb when the nurse told me that was probably what was happening. She's lost 3 pounds in the past few months, and I did nothing. I let it drop when the pediatrician told me it was probably just a stage, and I am kicking myself for that.
I hope her doctor can suggest some natural things to try before she prescribes a laxative. And I have this fear that she will find some underlying cause for why this is happening. I don't think I'll be able to fully relax until we see the doctor, which we can't until tomorrow. I woke up so many times last night to make sure she wasn't bleeding again.
And do you know what she said to me when I got off the phone with the nurse?
"Don't be sad, Mommy. I'm gonna be just fine. It was just a little bit of blood."
I had kept calm and done my best not to let her hear anything upsetting. But sometimes 3 year olds are much more perceptive than they get credit for. And although I felt bad that she felt the need to comfort me... It was just so sweet. I love that little kid.
I really hope she is back to normal soon. I know it's not that serious of a condition but I can't stand for my baby girl to be any less than perfectly happy and healthy...