Monday, November 10, 2008

The "Bug"

We all just got over colds (with the exception of Th, he still has a cough) and now a stomach bug has hit us! Ugh!!! It started with T.G. on Saturday. She seemed fine all morning and played as usual. We came home from Th’s soccer game and the kids played outside until lunch. In the middle of lunch, she vomited EVERYWHERE! TJ stripped her, and I bathed her while he cleaned up. If I haven’t shared it before, I don’t do well with vomit. I get sick at the smell of it.

She vomited a couple more times after that, and had diarrhea to make matters worse. Poor baby- her bottom was raw and despite my efforts to keep her diaper fresh and apply cream after each change, it didn’t really help. It’s better today, and so is she.

However, the bug met Ta at 1am this morning. Nothing like being woke up to the sound of vomit. Thankfully it was on TJ’s side of the bed. The smell alone made me gag a few times, but I worked my way through it to help TJ clean up. Ta is home with me today and I keep praying he doesn’t vomit any more. Or, if he does, at least make it into the trash can. TJ warned me before he left for work that I can’t call him to come home and clean up, meaning I will have to do it myself if Ta misses.

My stomach is a little sour, too. I ate some toast and am trying to take it easy. I don’t know what I’ll do if I catch the bug. Other moms will agree, if we get sick, we have it worse because we still have to muddle through the day since there is no one else to help us care for the kids. There is nothing worse than being sick and not being able to rest, especially with a stomach bug. It’s times like that (when I get sick) that I wish I had family to help me.

On that note, I am off to do some school work. Have a great day!

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My Three Sons said...

Hello, I'm not sure how I found you but I have read through your blog and just wanted to say hello. I think I may of left a comment a while back after your newest addition.

Anyways, I hope everyone starts feeling better in your house. I do now how miserable it can be to be sick and try to hold down the fort. I had a really bad cold last week and was trying to take care of my two year old that just had surgery.

Anyways please take care and stop by and say hello sometime.