They inserted some anti-nausea medicine into her IV.
And let Julia have a soda 10 minutes later.
(She was SO thirsty!)
I was able to text Derek so he knew what was going on.
Julia had been instructed to take a sip of her soda every 5 minutes.
So every minute or so she would ask me if she could have another drink.
Soon I started letting her have 2-3 sips at a time because she wasn't having any trouble
keeping it down.
Derek took Ethan to get some food, and then dropped him off at my parents' house and came back over to the hospital to stay with us. When Julia's test results came back the doctor came in and told us that she was extremely dehydrated, most kids had to be hospitalized when at this point of dehydration. He told us that he was going to give her the full bag of IV fluids instead of half as he had originally planned. After hearing this we were SO glad that we had taken her in!
The IV took a couple of hours, and they finally let us go home around 10:00. It was amazing how different her appearance was after the IV. Before she had large black circles under her eyes, and her skin seemed almost sunken in. After she looked a lot more like herself-- just a bit tired. We were grateful that they had let us take Julia home rather than keeping her in the hospital overnight.
Julia is now pretty much back to normal, and we are SO glad!!!