Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A First

This is one of those TMI posts. Read the first few sentences and decide if you should keep on reading. Just saying ;-)

Recently I read a post on a friends blog about her 4 sick kids. I mentioned in my comment that Lula Mae had never thrown up before. So what happens after you tell someone your kid has never thrown up before???? They throw up. This morning Lula Mae threw up for the first time in her life. Folks, I don't handle that bodily fluid well. Poop I can take alllllllll day long. Vomit, not so much. I did much better than I expected though. I only gagged a few times and didn't puke once. Point for team Mommy! Watching a toddler get sick is so sad. She had no idea what was going on and was totally embarrassed and disgusted by the whole thing. And of course she would get sick on every plush thing she owns.... and on our bed!!!! The poor washer can't keep up!

Excuse me... oh no.......

***As you are reading this I am dealing with the every-hour-on-the-hour-vomit. Oh boy!***

Okay, well that was the worst yet. She now refuses to let loose in the trash can and pushes it away while I try to help her. And she keeps her mouth closed and tries not to let any out. She is just tired and irritated by everything I think. She also doesn't understand that it WILL come out. You can't hold it in. Poor thing. I now have 3 loads of clothes and blankets waiting to be washed, on in the dryer and more to come I am sure. For some reason my washing machine won't open (which is really really annoying!) so I guess I have to wait for the Hubster to get home before I start another load. Hopefully the first load finishes drying soon. My linen closet has been wiped out so I need to start recycling what we used earlier. Oh my. It is only 3:30 and it already feels like it should be bed time. Although, I am glad I listened to my gut instinct and didn't put Lula Mae in her crib for nap. She has thrown up twice since then and having her on the couch is much easier to deal with. I wonder what tonight will bring? Sleep is not something I count on getting. I hate to see her this way :-( Perhaps tonight she will sleep.

Through all of this I have noticed how desperately I need more patience. I am teaching Lula Mae about self control in school and I need to show a better example to her. Pray that I am patient, loving and kind through all of this friends. I would really appreciate it. And pray for her of course!


Tiffany said...

Oh man I am so sorry! I have totally been there. I will be praying this afternoon.

Emmy said...

Definitely sending prayers your way! It is so hard when they don't understand. When she starts doing better, take it easy and remember the BRAT diet (banana, rice, applesauce, toast) good easier foods.

HeatherOz said...

OH NOOOOOOO! My post WAS contagious! I can't believe it! It is so sad when they don't understand what is going on! I'm so so so sorry! I hope she is feeling better!