Sunday, January 4, 2009

grinch

Dear Blog... you may have wondered why I've abandoned you... well, here's the deal. I've been hanging up my Internet blogging during the holidays - I guess that's the obvious part. I will catch up on the photos of that soon (I did upload to smugmug, notice the date finally changed on that link to the right) and I'll post some of the 'what we did during the holidays' soon enough....

This week has been filled with crazy schedule changes, time with my family (husband was off 1/2 day Weds - Friday) and then the grinch that stole Christmas came to visit us late... how is that possible you may ask, well here's how: MY family did Christmas THIS weekend, it's just the way scheduling worked best for everyone. The grinch = the FREAKIEST stomach virus EVER! Little J got hit with it. Thurs night middle of the night woke up puking (sorry for that, but it's how it goes) did that for about 2 hours and then was fine... all day the next day - FINE. Then, Friday night, midnight - blam, puking again and the OTHER TOO.... 2am-5am, sick boy. Then the next day FINE AGAIN!!!! Saturday was planned w/ my dad - 20+ people to attend. We didn't go, husband and I both cleaned puke and the OTHER all night for 2 nights, so we were exposed and didn't feel right carrying that over. It was appreciated by the family with kids (12 kids or so there under 16 years old!) So I felt bad, went over with E and he spent some time w/ them before all of the family arrived... Came home, and ALL night little J was FINE... then 6am - BLAM puking again!! 6am-1030am.... We did go to the doctor on Sat, was told it was a virus that could last 1-2 weeks . I've been so distraught about this freak virus that I polled moms on a local forum that I frequent and hear that this is very common in my area right now.

Today, mom/stepdad and neice/nephew came over around noon - all afternoon little J has been FINE again!! Weird freak virus. He's been puney from all of the puking, but in terribly good spirits overall... even during the sickest moments he told ME it would be ok.

In the photo below you'll see what I've named as the the "sick bed"... it's where I've put extra clothing, several diapers for (THE OTHER sick) wipes, cold wet wash clothes for after puking soothing on the neck, puke can, blanket for me and boy, pillow for boy, and a towel for him to lay on in case the OTHER is a blowout...

One last note... this has been a rude awakening to a spoiled family... little J will be 3 in just weeks and has NEVER EVER had "the OTHER" outside of teething changes with that, and has NEVER puked outside of reflux as an infant up until about 11 months old... insane. We've been very fortunate.

So darn you stupid virus, you stole our Christmas with our family.




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Above: daddy and boy snoozing... daddy stayed up til 4am to make sure little guy was ok...

Below: sick boy :

2 comments:

Heather said...

Stupid grinch!

Amy said...

I hope your little guy is feeling better. What a bummer.