March 12, 2006

The Return of the Missing Blogger

Anybody miss me? In the past week, I've been out-of-state, returned home to greet houseguest #1 a few hours later. Then when he departed Thursday morning, I intended to clean house for houseguest #2 due to arrive that night. During the short period I'd allocated for house cleaning, my best friend from college who happened to be in town for a few days came by to chat and The Toddler Girl threw up all over me.

I didn't get much cleaning done, other than the necessary things related to vomit removal before houseguest #2 arrived. By which point, The Toddler Girl had doused me two more times and was running a 102 degree fever. Needless to say, I missed the special event we'd all been planning to go to that evening.

Friday seemed much better, but the Toddler Girl was still too cuddly and sleepy, and right before lunch she managed to hit me with another layer of vomit. Then after a long nap she seemed fine and ate a regular meal.

Saturday had to be better. We had a very important wedding to go to. The Toddler Girl was active and not feverish. Naturally, the stomach bug moved on to the lower half of her system when we got to the wedding. With extra diapers on hand, we were fine. Until halfway through the reception when the diaper leaked -- all over her and me, of course. Pause here for a moment and reflect that she managed never to get any nasty substance on anyone other than her mother. Standing downwind of everyone, we stayed just long enough for the other children to eat their cake before we fled. My husband wondered on the car ride home if there was anyway for me to hang out the window. Fortunately, we live close to downtown.

Sunday was obviously going to be a better day, until The Toddler Girl threw up breakfast all over the floor (finally not on me!). I stayed home from church and she napped on me. The Boy went to birthday party for one of his classmates that afternoon, which I had to miss (I do look forward to seeing the other parents) and got nailed by more vomit for my troubles.

Fortunately throughout it all, The Toddler Girl has held down enough fluids that she does not seem to be dehydrated. However this has gone on long enough and we'll be going to the pediatrician in the morning. I think before I leave the house, I'll pack a change of clothing for both of us.


Hi, Mom!

I can't understand why my mother didn't just strangle me to death as a youngster and call it something else.

Posted by: Janis at March 12, 2006 10:46 PM

I am so sorry, I have just had to deal with leaking pus ear drainage... I would take that over vomit any day.
I hope it does not get passed on much more.

Posted by: Blair at March 12, 2006 11:09 PM

I'm so sorry!
I assumed you guys were painting and getting your house spruced up for the home tour!

That stomach virus is really going around. I have read so many blogs that say their kids have been sick.

Hope she feels better and HOPE that none of the rest get it~

Posted by: mary at March 13, 2006 08:52 AM

Well bless your heart! I'm glad I was done with lunch before reading that post, as well as the leaking pus ear comment. I hope the stomach bug does not get transmitted to anyone else in your family.

It should be warm enough to give Bea one of those Pedialyte popsicles. That Pedialyte stuff is expensive, though, so you have to worry about giving them something that will come right back up.

Posted by: MarcV at March 13, 2006 11:20 AM