Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ewww...the sickies!

Well, turns out it was less of teething and more of an actual bug. It lasted all Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, complete with vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, fever and no appetite. Tuesday I stayed home from work/school with her, since she couldn't go to daycare like that. She puked on me three times! What are the odds, right? Yesterday was probably the worst of it, and I finally called the doctor because it was lasting a little too long for my comfort. I spoke with the nurse and she said that the bug going around is lasting 2-3 days, so it was probably almost over.

She hadn't eaten solid food since Saturday night, but was getting plenty of fluids and nursing like crazy. It was times like this I'm glad she is still nursing. At least I knew she was getting something. The nurse gave me a diet guideline for when she starts eating again, and told me no dairy. It will upset her stomach....as I look down at the half empty sippy cup of milk I had just given her. I told the nurse and she laughed and said...."well, you'll see it again!" Sure enough, the milk made its reappearance about 30 minutes later! That was icky...

Anyway, I guess this morning she decided she was all caught up on her sleep (sleeping an average of 16-18/day for past 2 days) and she was ready to play at 5am. Finally at 6:30 I politely told Derek that I needed my sleep and he could go downstairs with her! He stayed at home with her today and I think she'll be ready for daycare tomorrow. He says she's feeling much better and starting to eat a little. Poor thing! I just hate it when she doesn't feel well!

2 comments:

Liam said...

You're not a parent until you've been puked on (and I mean real puke, not that baby spitup stuff)...

Congratulations!

Paula said...

Can you believe that Nathan never threw up - other than the icky spit-up-bottle stuff - until he was 11 years old. He broke his shoulder and before they x-rayed him to 'dull' the pain. They wanted to give him morphine, but I told them he wasn't dieing - he just had a broken arm. So they gave him Nubane (sp?) which is basically the same thing but it made me feel better to not hear the word morphine. At any rate, sometime later after he ate, it didn't like being inside....... he lost the carrots that he just ate..... in my hands so that it wouldn't get on the carpet or the couch.... Only a mother, right?? He said - is that what it means to throw up?? Ewwwwww