Sunday, November 25, 2007

Tick.....Tick....Tick......

Can you hear it? Tick....tick....tick....it's a time bomb, and it is ticking....and ticking....and ticking....waiting to go off. It resides within me. It's presence in my body is annoying, and frustrating. Who put it here? Tick....tick...tick....who did this to me? Tick....tick...tick.....

Thursday morning, I awoke to the sound all mothers dread. The horrific sound of a panicked child, pleading for mama to come. I heard a cough....and a sputter and a wail...."Mama!!!! My water came out!" I knew immediately what she meant. She had just vomited. I rushed to her bedside, as she shook and heaved. I gathered her up, and held her to my chest as she finished the round of stomach revolts. I quickly stripped her, wrapped her in a blanket, and ran for towels....lots of towels, to cover the couch. I planted her in a nest of blankets, and I hurriedly changed my clothes. Luckily, I was correct in knowing we had some time before her little body attacked her again. In fact, we had twenty minutes. Enough time to strip her bed and start the first round of laundry. I knew we would be needing clean blankets later, when we ran out.

Tick....tick...tick....

From 5:30 am until 5:30 pm we had eruptions of vomit every 20-40 minutes. I am not sure if this is true of all children, but when my Sugar is sick, she can NOT be close enough to me. If she could, she would crawl right back from where she came. I spent the day, after canceling all Thanksgiving plans, huddled on the couch giving as much tender loving care as I possibly could. Sugar was all over me trying to find that comfy spot. I am blessed to know that I was the one to make it better...well, as better as it gets when you are sick.

Tick...tick...tick...

Friday, the puking was gone, but only to be replaced with diarea diareha runny poops! FUN! I spent the day changing 643 poopy diapers, and BEGGING her to drink something. I washed my hands 687 times, and did 2 more loads of laundry. I really thought Sugar was on the mend.

Tick...tick...tick...

Saturday at 3am....the howling started. After 32 hours of NO vomiting....she started up again. Luckily, as of 5:45 this morning, there is no vomiting or icky diapers, but she is just laying there and staring at the TV. In the last three days, we have watched "monsters Inc, Bambi, Finding Nemo, Home on the Range, Elmo in Grouchland, Cars, Little Mermaid....and all sorts of PBS and NOGGIN. I've had my fill...but I am not certain there will be a reprieve.

Tick...tick...tick...

You see....there is this time bomb....and it is ticking. Unless, I am incredibly lucky, and have some serious super powers, there is no way I will dodge this bullet. I am not certain a person can catch vomit in your bare hands, have a toddler stick their sick little finger up your nose, and insist on giving you Eskimo kisses all day, and possibly not catch it. It is quite pausible I will soon be laying on the couch begging Sugar to just watch TV while I DIE!

Tick...tick...tick....

Time will tell!

21 Live It or Love It:

holly said...

i'm sending good thoughts your way that you don't catch it. it sounds horrific, i hope you haven't passed it through the blog(osphere?) to us all.

but you *may* just have a stronger system, and you *may* have more immunity to this than she (i'm trying to think of ways you won't get it), aliens *may* have injected your butt with special no-sickness powers...(still trying...)

bellevelma said...

Oh no! I hope you don't catch it. Fingers crossed for you.

jennwa said...

I hope you dodge the bullet and do not get sick. I am glad to hear Sugar Bear is feeling better.
Did you ever think you would be glad to be holding vomit,instead of it getting on the carpet or bed ? It is amazing how life changes with kids.
Hope you the rest of your weekend is better.

Ma said...

Just lovely! My kids have had the scoots for a week and passed that little bug onto me as well. Tick tick tick is right.

And ha ha ha, I think it took 'til my second or third kid before I could correctly spell "diarrhea" without looking it up! That's what kids will do to ya!

Summer said...

It breaks my heart when our little ones are sick. They have no idea what is going on, just that they need mommy by their side constantly.

I hope Sugar bear gets well soon.

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Yeeeeeeeeeeps. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. I'm glad SB is showing signs of improvement. At least you won't both be sick at the same time?

Laura said...

I've got everything crossed that you dodge this bullet, Corey! And I hope sweet Sugar is back to 100% very soon! *hugs*

Mary Ann said...

I hope you don't get it Corey. It is so awful when your baby is sick. It is so heartbreaking. Sam had it (vomiting and runny poop) a few months ago and unfortunately DH and I both got it a few days later...but let's just hope your immune system is top notch and you can avoid it.

Terry said...

Ugh..that has to be the worst kind of illness to endure. I remember when my two boys had the flu at the same time...each were in two separate bathrooms. I knew they were going to be vomiting all night long so I set up makeshift beds next to each toilet so they could just hang their heads there when the bombs decided to go off. What a huge help that was..in the meantime I was running back and forth in between bathrooms trying to soothe them. I never want to go through that again!

Michelle said...

oh my goodness! your poor baby! she sure was pretty sick; sorry to hear that happened over Thanksgiving too. Praying it bypasses you completely!

Nap Warden said...

OMG...Poor Sugar Bear:( I hope she feels better...and good luck to you, I hope you don't get it.

Mama Zen said...

Hope Sugar Bear is all better soon! As for you, well, I'm afraid you just might be screwed!

Kim said...

I'll br praying for you to miss this lovely bug. Poor Sugar. I'm glad she's finally stopped vomitting. That is definitely no fun.

KatieBug said...

Poor Sugar! I totally feel your pain!! I just pray my Love doesn't catch it because he seems to whine more than the kids sometimes. :)

CamiKaos said...

I'm hope hope hoping you don't get sick... and I am so glad Sugar is on the mend.

Joeprah said...

Best of luck to you my friend. Happy dodging!

WorksForMom said...

Oh no! Here's hoping to a healthy recovery. You poor thing. Take care of yourselves!

Autumn said...

Oh poor Sugar. I'm crossing everything that you don't catch it!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

That sounds like a horrible, nasty bug! I hope she's feeling better and back to her cute little self by now. Poor little thing to have such a miserable Thanksgiving. And poor mama too.

How are you feeling today? I hope the bug passes you by! :)

Lori- Fairytales & Margaritas said...

I'm glad she's feeling better now. Xander was sick on Friday, too. Every year one of them gets sick for Thanksgiving!

childlife said...

Goodness! This sound's exactly like our Thanksgiving last year... except all four of us had it at the same time. I sure hope you don't catch it : ( Those toddler fingers up the nose are a killer, aren't they?

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