Monday, November 03, 2008

A fabulous ending...

...to the longest day ever would, of course, be a sick kid.  Poor Grey has been snotty for a while now.  He has gotten a nasty cough in the last couple of days too.  I have been giving him lots of "dry it up" meds for this because I'm deathly afraid of ear infections.  Because of all the meds (I'm guessing) he has gotten dehydrated.  He has no problems drinking his bottles and seems to feel fine.  But he started getting dark circles under his eyes a few days ago.  I looked at them more closely and saw that the dark skin was very dry and felt hollow.  So I thought he was probably dehydrated.  I obviously have NO medical training.  I decided that I'd cut back on the meds even thought I wasn't even giving him as much as I could have been giving him, and made sure that he was well hydrated.  The cough and snot continued(s)...

Late this afternoon, Grey was playing his typical roll of "McScreamy", which is usually caused by me not being somewhere in the room where he could see me.  I went back to him and tried several things that normally work to calm him down.  Finally I just sat him in my lap in the chair.  After getting very comfy he rolled over and a gallon of puke came shooting out of his mouth.  Nice.  I got him cleaned up and took his temp.  Normal...98.6 exactly.  I gave him a little medicine for the snot since I figured the puke was from having too much snot in his stomach.  I put him to bed and he slept for a very long time...about 2 hours, longer than he's slept in a while.  I went to wake him up so he'd sleep tonight and found that he had puked again in his bed.  After getting him up, he puked two more times...but not much since he didn't have much in his stomach.  Still no fever.  Then came the "squirts."  Yep, both.  So now after washing our hands a million times and starting the washer with a load full of nasty clothes and blankets, and lighting a candle, every one is in bed.  Except for me of course.  I'm sure I'll be up all night, thus continuing the longest day ever.  HA!  

1 comment:

J.E.M. said...

OH YUCK! I hope you get some sleep. Because nothing is worse than the day after the longest day ever. Hang in there....