Saturday, December 03, 2011

The Sickies Got Us

We are finally coming out of it but it started on Wednesday! Handsome came home from school and said he wanted to lie down that his stomach hurt. Wait! (insert screeching brakes). He doesn't want to play Wii???!!! We knew we were in for something.

He spent the whole night throwing up and poor Teach slept on the floor with him after doing a few loads of laundry.

The next day, he and I stayed home. There was no way he was going to school after that. He needed time to get his energy back. It was a slow process but eventually by 2:00PM he was feeling himself.

Great, we were done! Nope, I came home from my Daisy meeting with Goddess and started feeling weak and tired. Then my head started hurting, followed quickly by my stomach. Ughhhhh noooooo...
The feeling was overwhelming and I figured maybe I was just tired. The pain in my stomach was unbearable. As someone who went through intestinal surgery last year at this time I can tell you that the pain was a little too familiar. Along with the headache, stomach cramps the feeling of nausea was overwhelming.  Finally, it started. The vomiting was torture. I have a hernia from surgery and I have to hold it to vomit. Ugh...the worst night but I kept myself going by reminding myself this would be short lived. Handsome was fine in 24 hours.

I woke the next morning to Handsome's very concerned face. "What happened? Why is there a bucket here?" "It's OK. I was sick last night." "Do you have to go to the hospital" he asked. "I can't take you, I don't drive." I assured him, "No honey, I am OK. I was just sick." "OK, because it is only 24 days until Christmas and I don't want you to go back to the hospital." This was when I looked at him and realized he  was worried that this was going to be like last year and I wouldn't be mentally around for Christmas. Like me, he was thinking about last year. It was exactly this time last year that I was getting ready to go to the hospital. This has been weighing heavy on my mind too! I hugged him and told him, that like him, I would also get better. He seemed fine after that.

Walking into the living room to wake Teach who had slept on the couch trying not to catch what I had. I asked, "Can you help me get the kids ready for school?" He sat up and said, "I'm not feeling well either." If we get them to school and Goddess gets sick, who will get her, neither of us can drive right now. So, we established that it would be a sick day for all of us.

We slept on and off. Still recovering it was going on 10:30 when Goddess came to us and told us, "I threw up." was all over her room with a trail to the bathroom which she was trying to make her way to.

What can parents do? We unfogged our heads and started scrubbing her rugs and pulling sheets off the bed. She had a rough night as did I!

Today, we are feeling better. The kids doing much better than us but sheets are being cleaned. The house is being Lysol'd and the bathroom bleached.

Hopefully this bug stays away from us for a long, long time. At least it happened to all of us at the same time and hopefully won't make its way back around.

Hope everyone is feeling good! Have a great day.


  1. Hope you all get well soon xo

  2. Oh my gosh! Poor you! I'm glad you guys are back on the mend and hopefully,you guys got this out of the way and now you can be healthy and happy during Christmas.


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