Well, really just C is sick – we’re hoping the rest of us don’t catch it too! He woke up in the middle of the night Wednesday night/Thursday morning crying, but I figured he just had a bad dream so I brought him to bed with us. Thursday morning when we woke up he felt really warm, so I took his temp and it was running around 100.6. Then…
he threw up. If you know me from childhood you know I have a big gag reflex. Like, HUGE. If anyone in the vicinity even seemed like they were about to get sick, I was outta there, because I knew if I heard it I’d be throwing up too.
It’s so funny how parenthood changes you. C threw up, and my first impulse was to stick out my hand and catch it so it didn’t go all over him. He threw up many more times yesterday, and each time worry for him wiped out any other reaction to it.
We learned a lesson with all of this, too… stomach bug + red Gatorade = bad idea. We were worried about him getting dehydrated and Gatorade seemed like a good idea… not so much! Let’s just say a lot of laundry got done yesterday.
Last night was a rough night – he wasn’t throwing up, but he woke up a ton during the night, so neither of us got much sleep. He is on the mend now, though. Crackers, some of his favorite PBS shows, and blue Gatorade are making him a happy little guy.
I guess this is just the time of year where everyone gets sick – notes have been sent out at the boys’ day care about different things going around. Has your family managed to avoid getting sick so far this year?