Thursday, October 16, 2008


Eli has had a stomach bug today so this morning has been a flurry of activity. The routine is:
Eli coughs, he starts crying - this signals that the puking is coming.
We pick him up and run down the hallway to the tub - the puking/crying continues.
It has been a lovely morning.

I have learned two important life lessons today -
1) Do not give a puking kid a full cup of apple juice - 8 oz. in is about 2 gallons coming out.
2) Do not give a 20 month old kid a cup of chex and put him in a confined space. You may think 1 cup of chex will only make a hundred pieces - but given enough crunching time it can cover an entire crib.

On a side note... Tuesday of this week John and I rearranged Eli's bedroom. We moved out his old hand-me-down dresser and put in his new big boy dresser. He has voiced disdain for it since Tuesday becasue he can not see his airplane lamp on it. About 5 minuts ago the coughing and crying was starting in Eli's room so I ran in there thinking he was throwing up, yet again. He said - "Mom I hate this." I said, "I know sweetie, do we need to go to the bathroom again." He said, "No I feel fine - I hate my new dresser." To my credit his eyes were closed. Although, that is a lot of hate when it is even coming up in his sleep.

Update: It ain't over till it is over...
Eli woke up fairly peacefully from his nap. It had been about 4 hours since he last puked so I thought we were out of the danger zone. So I leaned down like any good mother would to kiss his forehead. And he puked. This time it was projectile - shower 3, outfit 5 for the day.
Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

1 comment:

EGs' Mom said...

I'm so sorry! You even had to miss our MOPS meeting - where Linda Booth talked about first aid and what to do when our kids were sick. Let us know if we can do anything for you (of course from a distance).