Posts Tagged ‘being sick’

WARNING: If you have a weak stomach, proceed with caution.

I have had more bodily fluids on me more this week, since the kids got sick, then ever before. From Little L puking right on me at 4 a.m. a few nights ago, to wiping her snotty little nose every 5 minutes. I am definitely tired of all this. Whatever this virus was or is, it is a real kicker. Hubby and I are doing everything we can so that we don’t end up with it. It was bad enough cleaning up the blueberries that Oldest threw up the first day, but to have your little one sitting on your lap and puke right on your chest, well that was a doozy. Hubby laughed at me too. He laughed because when Oldest was a baby, she would always throw up on him. EVERY. TIME!

Last night, Little L had been in bed for about an hour. All seemed to be going ok, when she started coughing. She coughed on and off for about 30 minutes. I thought she was done, when she started again. I went in to sit beside her. She started gagging and was trying to sit up. I didn’t think to run and get the throw up bucket, which was in the living room. As she sat up, she gagged and up came a mound of puke. Oldest was in the bathroom and I yelled for her to bring me a towel so I could cover it up and maybe catch anymore. You know what she brought, 2 wash cloths. I tell her no a towel. She said she didn’t see any. Well lets see, there were 2 hanging on the shower door, one over the side of the bathtub and a stack of them right beside the washcloths she just threw at me. She runs back and grabs not a used towel, nope, my girl grabs a clean towel from the stack. I get it on the bed, but just a smidge too late. L is trying to go back to sleep and decides she is going to rest her little head right in the middle of the pile of puke. I jerk her back up and lay the towel down and scream for help from daddy. He comes running and tells Oldest to get a wet wash cloth and bring it to us. We got L stripped down and cleaned up. Now she is awake and wants to go out of the room. I have to tell Oldest to open the door and let her out while hubby and I stripped the bed and I start a load of wash at 11 p.m.

I gave L my tablet and let her play her videos until about 12. The sheet was finally dry and we were putting it on the bed, when I heard L snoring. Actually it’s not snoring, but with the congestion it sounds like that. I trace the snore all the way into sissy’s room. She was beside sissy, covered up, fast asleep. I even snuck in and took a picture of them. Then thought how great it would be to let her sleep in sissy’s room. I hadn’t had a good night sleep since Wednesday and I was getting a bit delirious over all the late nights and listening to her breathe and cough and choke. I go back and tell hubby where she was and about that time, she started coughing. We both head that way and she woke up and looked at us, like where the heck was she. She starts kicking off the blankets and turns over and tells us she was going to sleep with sissy. By now, Oldest had woken up and thought it was super cute she was in bed with her. I tell L she has to come sleep with mommy, maybe when she is better she could stay with sissy. She gets up and tells sissy night and heads through the house. We get her to lie down, and use the nose sucker on her. She is actually letting us use it more now. She was lying beside us, listening to daddy and I talk and she fell asleep within a few minutes. I told hubby that I was going to bed too. He agreed and went to shut the t.v. off and lock up. I was asleep before he even came back.

L slept fine all night until about 7. She woke up and gagged up some phlegm and then asked me for milka. She has wasted more then she has drank lately, but I thought I would get it for her anyways. She was back to sleep before I came back. I moved her up and out of my spot and crawled in and was out like a light. We slept till 10 a.m. I haven’t slept that late since she was born. I couldn’t believe it. She woke up in a cranky mood, still doing a little bit of coughing but not too bad. As the day went on, her coughing has gotten a lot better.

They say 7 to 10 days and it’s the 8th day baby, this crap needs to go.  🙂


A bit of an update. The kids are still sick and there are 2 days left till school starts. Thank goodness for online school.

Oldest is on the mend. She had laryngitis but it is getting better. It was amusing to hear her squeak for a couple of days. (Usually I am the one that gets it. I have lost my voice for a week at a time before and had to go to work and answer phones.) She also has a cough, but it’s starting to fade away. Now for Little L, that kid has kept us up for 2 nights now. We were up bright and early today. 5 a.m. to be exact. She couldn’t sleep because of her nose, so no one else could sleep either. I was going to take her to the doctors, but they are in the process of moving and did not have office hours today. So the oncall nurse called me back about an hour later. I explained to her that L was very congested and not eating and not sleeping. She told me a couple of things and to just wait its course. 7 to 10 days. The norm, which I already knew. I went out and got her some saline spray and after her nap, gave her a dose. She did pretty well with it, the nose sucker thingy as we call it sends her into an uncontrollable fit. With crying, screaming, and flying kicks, we haven’t had much luck using it on her this time. I mean, I don’t blame her. Who wants something stuck up their nose, that pulls ick out and makes a scary noise at it pulls said ick out?

She had a good afternoon. She actually had an appetite. The nurse said not to force food just make sure she was getting plenty of liquids. So after 2 days, it was nice to see her ask for food and eat it. About 7, she got really sleepy but was fighting it. Then fought me over taking her motrin, and more nose spray. She finally gave up and fell asleep at 9. It’s now 10:15 and she has woken up 2 times. Both, she has gotten herself back to sleep.

So that is how the last week of summer break has went. Still not complaining, but I wish it had been more fun for both kids. Tuesday it is back to the grindstone.  Oldest still says she is looking forward to school starting. We will see what happens about that after the first week. 😉