‘Bachelorette’ Ali Fedotowsky-Manno Recalls Her Daughter’s Scary Hospitalization – What She Wish She Had Known [Exclusive]

‘Bachelorette’ Ali Fedotowsky-Manno Recalls Her Daughter’s Scary Hospitalization – What She Wish She Had Known [Exclusive]

Ancient Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky-Manno thought she kept her daughter hydrated during a recent bout with the stomach flu. But in March, when her 5-year-old daughter Molly became unconscious, Ali and her husband Kevin rushed their child to hospital.

The couple learned that Molly had become dehydrated due to incessant vomiting for over 24 hours. And while Ali said Molly seemed to just have a garden variety stomach bug, she wished she had known sooner that her daughter actually needed an IV.

Ali Fedotowsky recalls trying to keep his daughter hydrated when she was sick

Ali told Showbiz Cheat Sheet that she’s like a quick pickaxe with the phone to the doctor when her kids are sick. “We were in close contact with the doctor,” she recalls as she always wants advice on what to do. “As soon as she got sick. I treated a lot of bugs, but I always call the doctor even when she started getting sick.

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno, Riley and Molly | Photo Old El Paso

Initially, she was told to just keep Molly hydrated and give her fluids. So she gave Molly electrolyte after she threw up.

“Apparently because she was throwing up for so long, it was like 16 hours straight, it wasn’t just a few hours,” she recalled. “I was like, OK, she’s throwing up a lot. But I kept giving her electrolyte fluids… Pedialyte after she was done. And I thought, OK, she’s drinking it. It wasn’t a ton, but she was drinking. I’m like, she’s fine.

Molly needed an IV – and Ali wished he had known sooner

Unfortunately, Molly wasn’t getting better and was actually getting worse. “Over the next two days she was getting worse, it was almost like,” Ali said. “And so we took her to the doctor. At first they said, ‘Let’s give it another day.’ ”

But then the doctors told them that a home remedy wasn’t going to be enough. “Then when she came in, she was like almost numb, kinda, not completely numb, but not herself,” Ali said. “They were like, ‘You have to go straight to the ER.'”

“So we took her to the ER and it turns out, which I didn’t know, even if your child starts drinking after being dehydrated from a stomach bug, sometimes fluids, even electrolyte fluids , are not enough,” she said. . “They have to get an IV. So just because your kid starts drinking fluids and you think, oh, well, they’re drinking it, it must just be a really bad bug and they’re still fighting it. This may not be the case. Take them to the doctor, get them checked out because in many cases they need the IV in addition to the fluids which is so scary.

Ali Fedotowsky said Molly was fine today

After a full day of intravenous fluids, Molly felt better and went home. Ali posted on Instagram about his brave daughter. “Molly was an absolute trooper in the hospital! She got stuffed and poked so many times because they had trouble finding veins due to her dehydration and I’m so proud of her! That’s my little rockstar! she wrote.

Ali Fedotowsky-Mann, Riley and Molly hold pockets of tortillas
Ali Fedotowsky-Manno, Riley and Molly | Photo Old El Paso

Ali said Molly remembered being so sick. “She remembers it a lot and says the stomach bug is the worst disease you can have!” Ali said.

Fortunately, Molly and her little brother Riley are healthy and back to school. Ali celebrated with a “no mess” taco night thanks to Old El Paso. She loves the Old El Paso Tortilla Pockets which ensure food goes into her kids’ stomachs and not on the floor. “It’s a tortilla pocket with a sealed bottom!” she exclaimed. “Like a cone almost, whether you take all the fillings for the taco, whether you put it in, it’s contained. It contains the mess. She uses the tortilla pockets for more than tacos. She now makes sandwiches at peanut butter and jelly for the kids and even egg sandwiches to use them up.

“They are amazing! ” she says.

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