Friday, October 05, 2007

Wake Up Call

I would like to know if there is ever a time when something is not “going around.” Every time one of my kids gets sick, someone invariably says, “Well, there is something going around.”

That doesn’t help me when my daughter wakes up at 4:15 a.m. throwing up. After a long night last night, that is what happened this morning. It’s never fun when you’re analyzing vomit at 4 a.m. trying to remember what your child ate while changing the sheets.

I changed her sheets and changed her pajamas and then brought her into bed with us because she was so upset. 15 minutes later “GAK!” all over our bed. That got Eric moving faster than I had ever seen him in the middle of the night. This time, he changed the sheets on our bed while I gave Georgia a bath. We were now at 5 a.m.

By the time I finished with bath and got Georgia calmed down and back to sleep, it was 6:15. The alarm goes off at 6:30. Not cool. I made Eric miss his morning meeting so he could take Eli to preschool and I could let Georgia sleep. Luckily, that was the last time she threw up, which could be because she refused to eat anything. Until right before she went to bed. Why do I envision myself up again at 4 a.m. this morning?

8 comments:

Mother May I = Deb said...

Ughh throw up, poop... ugh my puppy just crapped, all over the mud room HA, and todays my birthday, happy birthday huh?

Crazy Working Mom said...

Oh you poor thing. I hope she feels better soon. :(

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Oh I hope she's feeling better soon! And that nobody else comes down with it.

mybabyadvice said...

Your poor baby!! I hope she feels better soon!!

Cori@SAHMbles said...

Oh no! How horrible for everyone. I too would like to know if there is a time when nothing is going around.

Dawn said...

Ohhhhhh noooo... I hate the vomiting... but the good thing is it's usually only 24 hours... knock on wood the germie didn't spread... :x

Margarita said...

weird. I woke up last night to my son saying mom i think i'm going to throw up. I said go into the bathroom and next thing you know he is puking in the hall way. Why is it they never make it. 130 am i'm scrubbing a floor. That suck. I guess there is something going around. LOL

SQT said...

I hate those nights. I've literally run out of sheets due to the constant vomiting. Lovely image huh?

My son is just getting over what's "going around" now. Ear and sinus infection, though mercifully no vomiting.

And am I the only one who laments the fact that I am paying through the nose for preschool that my child is not attending? Yes I want my kid to get better and his health is the most important thing. But my God, can't they give us a break on tuition when they're sick?