Sunday she was feeling a little better. She had the occasional burst of energy, but they were short lived and they were few and far between. Phoebe also took in more fluids. Her foods of choice were ice pops and rice pudding. While she still wasn't eating and drinking as much as she should, I was happy she was at least asking for things to eat. Her mouth was still moist and she was going to the bathroom equivalent to what she was taking in, so it was a little easier to relax for me.
Today was a little better still. As soon as she woke up she said she was hungry and asked for a giant bowl of cereal. This was a moment of pure relief for me, but it didn't last all day. Her intake of fluids and food were better than they have been, but they were still not stellar. But since her mouth was still moist and she was using the bathroom, I was trying not to stress about it too much. I spoke to the pediatrician's office to follow up from our appointment on Saturday and they told me to just keep taking it day by day because she improving.
With everything Phoebe has been through what her appetite is like varies on a day to day basis. It ranges from excellent, where she is eating from the time she wakes up until the time she goes to bed, to really poor, where we are lucky to get her to take a few bites of yogurt. On the days when her appetite is really bad, she has still always drank enough to keep herself hydrated. And she would drink the Ensure or Boost nutritional drinks so her body was getting what it needed.
There's nothing you can do when she won't eat or drink.
So we continue to take it day by day, just as the pediatrician said. Our hope is that since with each passing day she is doing a little better that tomorrow will be better too.