All winter I watched my facebook feed update with news of the stomach flu. It seemed to hit practically everyone I know. But not us, oh no, not us! Yes, we had runny noses for months. We had ear infections in spades. Okay, Seth threw up that one time, but that didn’t count in my mind.
But now, it’s happening.
Sunday morning we were woken suddenly by the sounds of a wailing six year old and a puddle of vomit on the carpet. We hauled him into bed with us where he could be closer to the bathroom. He threw up a couple more times and then just kind of lazed around the rest of the day, not really eating anything at all.
Yesterday he seemed mostly fine, but did randomly complain that his tummy hurt. He ate a little bit more yesterday.
We went to bed early last night, asleep before ten. It was a good thing, too, because at 10:30 we were again abruptly woken by a wailing child, this time the 5 year old. There was a regurgitated meal of spaghetti in his bed. Super duper gross.
So we hauled him into bed with us. He threw up again at some point, but then did sleep most of the night.
We, however, did not. Seth came stumbling into our room crying that his tummy hurt again. We were out of room in our bed, so we gave him some gravol and convinced him to go back to bed.
And wouldn’t you know, we were again woken by a wailing child throwing up. This time in the hallway.
So far we’ve cleaned carpets, bedding, floors, and even walls. Yes, even walls.
This morning everyone is much perkier, although I’m making them stay on the couch with iPads and tv and Wii. I’m on edge, just waiting for the next episode.
I’m praying. Praying so hard that tonight I’m not woken by a puking baby. That’s just the worst, and I just don’t want it to happen!
Besides all the puking, MY ear is super sore. I think I might have an ear infection. To which I say, are you kidding me? Seriously! This is crazy.
But even with all of that, I breathe a sigh of relief and say thank you to God that this is happening now and not in three weeks when we will be in Mexico. So much better now than then!
May this be over quickly.