Pieces of Me

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Just when you think

Last weekend was spent with a slight stomach bug AND caring for a sick baby with a stomach bug. Cayden threw up for FOUR days. . . he couldn't tolerate anything but breastmilk, and I am so thankful that I am still nursing. There have been times when I have wanted to stop nursing, but things just don't seem to be falling in line to make it an easy transition. We are about to move Cayden from sharing a room with us into his own room. I know that transition was hard for Hannah, so I will continue to nurse him through that shift in his life.

I feel like this house is full of germs. Since starting to watch Petra, someone has been sick at least once every two weeks, and sometimes, both kids are sick. Of course, Cayden gets over his bug, just in time for Hannah to start running a fever on Monday evening. We kept her home from school on Tuesday because she was still running a temperature, and by Tuesday evening, I was ready to lock her in the backyard. She drove me insane all day long.

I understand that she wasn't feeling well, but between her whining and chasing the two babies around, I was going to lose it. Of course, all Hannah wanted to do was "play in the water." It is very difficult to explain to your sick daughter that playing in the wading pool is probably not the best option for someone who has been running fever. Of course, she kept telling me, "I don't have fever anymore, let's play in the water." Ummm. . . no, Hannah. We are not playing in the water today. I finally let her play in the water on THURSDAY.

Thursday evening, I started to feel really, really bad. Turns out I was running a temperature. By Friday morning, I was a complete mess and Stephen took Hannah to school, worked for the morning, and then came home so I could go to bed. The stomach bug started Friday evening and today, Sunday, I am still dealing with it. UGH. . . thankfully, I'm not puking anymore. I know it's bad for kids to throw up, but when adults throw up, it's just not fair!!! We know what's going on and ick! Anyway, it took every ounce of energy for me to take a shower and now I'm lying in bed with Stephen's laptop. I'm about to take a nap, but I wanted to check in before doing so.

Now the dog has just woken up Cayden and we're still trying to unpack. Life as I know it.


Traci said...

Feel better soon ... all of you!!!!

Anonymous said...

We all got sick too, to one degree or another. Thankfully nobody got the "full treatment" but my dh, and he was really only terribly ill for one night.
As for JFTSOI, looks like I'm going to get eliminated too. I have only one lonely vote.. so sad. Oh well, we keep plugging on, right?

Stephanie (schock77) said...

Rose- That stinks! We also had "the crud" and between that and being so busy with school, I'm whooped! I hope we all feel better soon! Get better girl! :)