Monday, June 11, 2012

vomit.

We've had quite our share of it over here lately. It started with Hubby, and then L. Pirate picked it up on Wednesday.

Last night, after acting normal the whole day, I picked him up out of his chair right after dinner. He'd eaten a TON. We figured he was making up for all the days he barely ate anything. Then, the second I had him in my arms, his dinner made a return. ALL OVER ME. ALL OVER EVERYTHING. I felt so bad for the little guy, who was doing the after-throw-up wimper -that when it was obvious he had more to empty, I just patted his back while I got another gush down my shirt. Two more times, and he had nothing left.

Moments later, as I was fishing chunks out of my hair, and scrubbing sticky off my chest and stomach and hands and arms, I thought of how really nothing can prepare you for this thing called Motherhood. Or Parenthood.

(Hubby and I are kind of at a loss. He seems like he's fine during the day. He holds down fluid and food -not that he's been eating or drinking much, but all that he wants. Then come evening/bedtime and he's puking up everything. It seems as long as I give him two ounces or less, he'll keep it down -three and it's coming out. He was up last night from 2 to 4:30 crying for a bottle, which I fed him two ounces at a time, every thirty minutes or so. It wasn't the first night in the past week that I didn't sleep until the birds were up. In fact, I think it was the third night this week that there wasn't much if any sleep before five am.) 


7 comments:

Amy said...

Poor guy! Yucky.
Wish I had better advice.

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Amanda Joy {Joy in the Jumble} said...

Last April Abbie was the same way. She was sick the entire month and missed out on Easter. (the worst was when she puked in my mouth)

One of the things the pediatrician told us, was that Abbie had destroyed almost all of the happy bacteria in her intestines with all of the puking. He suggested that we mix some live culture acidopholus powder in her drinks, or in yogurt. After about a week, we were able to get her to stop whimpering about tummy pains, and no more puking. Call your pediatrician and see if that would be a good option for L. Pirate... if you feel comfortable giving it to him.

Good luck and sorry he is so sick... it is rough and I hope he heals soon.

Aunt Merrilee said...

I felt really bad on Thursday afternoon when I remembered we were supposed to skyp. I am sorry I forgot. Now reading this entry I am glad I didn't bother you. I am so sorry that he was sick.But thankful you didn't get sick. The acidopholus powder or yogurt sounds really good idea to me. I hope he is better soon. Give him a hug from me.. love all of you.

JennyLynn said...

Does he have a re-flux problem? Or he put to much in his little tummy. I had a child who I just kept towels handy. She was the same way. Eventually she grew right out of it.

Cara said...

That's awful :(. I hope he's better by now.

Laurie said...

We had the same virus go around here a few months ago... It'll pass! But getting some good bacteria into him can't hurt!