Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Flu Sucks

*Warning! Graphic illness related stories ahead! Consider yourself warned.*

I've decided to officially name the ailment at our house the flu. BG woke up with a slight fever and after last night I decided to stay home with her. She has been fairly happy today but more clingy and doesn't want to eat anything. I got her to drink some water and orange juice. Then for lunch I had the great idea to make smoothies. I figured if her food were in liquid form, she might be more inclined to take it and it would get her some more nutrients.

Well, she did drink some. I was all proud of myself. After lunch, we sat on the couch to read some books. She was acting really tired and sad so we snuggled on the couch and read. Then it happened. Again. She threw up all her smoothie. I don't know if this is just me or a mother thing, but I would MUCH rather her throw up all over me and my clothes than the couch or carpet. It's so much easier for me to strip down to wash clothes than either the furniture or carpet.

So as she started, I pulled her close to me and we both got covered. Gross. However, most of the couch was spared and none on the carpet, so yay for that. She is now in bed and I have for the second time today cleaned up her barf. The second load of barfy clothes are in the wash. I decided I so need some blog time to myself while she naps. And I hope she naps for a long, long time. We both need it.

7 comments:

Jay and Michelle Teerlink said...

I think it is a mom thing. Annabelle did that to me 3 times in the last 2 weeks. Luckily she is now feeling better. Oh, one thing I know that has worked for us is Jello. It was one of the few things Annabelle would keep down.

Ashli said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! The boys had rotovirus once. I was cleaning up stuff from both ends for 3 weeks straight, and I was sick for one of those weeks. I hope you all feel better soon.

Jessica said...

Jello! Brilliant. I just put it in the fridge to set up. I think we may be off to the store this afternoon for pedialight and popcicles.

Jessica G. said...

So sorry! If there is one thing about motherhood that I CANNOT handle, its the puke.

ukyankoz said...

You poor thing, I'm so sorry!! Both of you feel better really soon!

Jessica said...

Not that anyone really wants an update, but here it goes. The jello didn't stay down. She got about 3 bites in before it came back. She has been able to keep down half a popcicle, which is all she's eaten all day.

Erin said...

Oh man. At least my 5 year old made it to the toilet each time he threw up. I'm just praying that my 3 year old doesn't get it, because he doesn't care where he throws up. I hope things are going better at your house!