Some of her medicines help her body get rid of excess fluids. When she had diarrhea, her doctors thought she was OK on fluids because she's on continuous feeds. BUT...her body wasn't absorbing the fluids well because she was sick. So she got dehydrated.
They have to rehydrate her slowly...or else she'll get swelling in her brain which can lead to brain damage/coma/death. But none of those things will happen because they're being very careful and she's doing very well.
She should be home in 2-3 days. They're going to reschedule her intestinal surgeries for next week.
Her nurses say she's always full of smiles! They love it, and she hasn't given them any trouble. When we arrived today, she was sleeping so soundly that even when they poked her to draw blood she refused to wake up. Then her daddy started playing with her - she peeked to make sure it was him....and then was wide awake...giggling for him :)