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Side Effects?

Guess what were doing? Yep, were vomiting. I mean not we, but she. Ash has not been sleeping. She is nauseated and began vomiting around midnight. Its 3:30 and were still up. Still vomiting. Whats going on?

Well, she hasn't had this issue in a long while. So whats a mom to think? I don't think its related to her bowel. Through this entire rejection episode she has not exhibited any signs of nausea or vomiting. So I google the only "new" thing that we have started. The only "change" we have recently made. Remember the discovery of the blood pressure patch disappearance? Remember the return of our happy baby once it did disappear? I think it was Tuesday that we began a new blood pressure medication. A medication she had never been on. Its supposed to be taxing on the kidneys. The whole issue that started this rejection thing. Remember all of this stuff?

When I googled enalapril the most common side effect is this: VOMITING.

What in the world am I supposed to do? Vomiting is a dangerous thing for Ash. She doesn't know what to do with it and so as she panics she tends to inhale and "poof" she aspirates and we are battling for her life all over again. I don't know what to do.

I will be calling the transplant coordinator as soon as the offices open. Lets see...thats only 5 hours from now. Don't worry, were not getting any sleep tonight any way so we might as well sit and watch the clock. We had to be up at 6 anyway to figure replacement fluids and then at 7 get the kids ready for school and then we are going to load up(with all 3 pumps and now a "yucky" feeling baby to drive them to the school and then maybe she'll be tired enough and empty enough to sleep for a moment or two and then I will join her.

Her blood pressures are high. Really high. Its a side effect she suffers from the prednisone. Just another reason I'm no fan of prednisone. So, to treat the rejection we added prednisone which causes extremely high blood pressure for Ash and to treat the high blood pressure we added enalapril and now we sit up with extreme nausea and vomiting. Its a nasty cycle.

Your prayers over this issue would be greatly appreciated. I really want to keep her home. The last thing we need is a case of aspirate pneumonia on top of everything else.


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