Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Sick, Sick, Sick

We have sickos over here again. A couple of weeks ago, all three of the older girls were sick at once. LOVELY! Then I got sick once they were well. I have been trying very hard to keep everyone well. Yesterday I had big plans for the day for the first time in about 5 months. We had to get Mackenzie's braces put on so we were going to go hang out with a friend while we waited for her. We were waiting in the office for them to take Mackenzie back and Leah threw up all over the place. All over herself, the chair, the floor, etc. At first I just kind of stood there like it wasn't really happening. I had Vivian in the sling and it even landed on the sling too. I was very surprised that people tried to help me. If I saw someone's kid throwing up, I would probably have told the kids to run!! But anyway so this lady waiting brings me some wipes and I clean everything up. We left Mackenzie there to get her braces and were headed home to changed clothes, when Leah got sick again. So off to the side of the road to clean her up. When I got home, I called my mother-in=law to go pick Mackenzie up from the ortho. All the while Madison is very concerned that her lunch plans have now changed. The rest of the day was spent doing laundry, cleaning out the car and taking care of Leah. By nightfall Mackenzie and I were also both feeling sick.

About 2am the fun began again. Leah spent the next hour or so throwing up and she and Vivian tag-teamed for the rest of the night playing who could wake mama up the most. Poor Vivian kept getting put down so I could help Leah. This morning, I have the bright idea to give Leah gatorade which she promptly throws up. Mackenzie was sick but not too bad so she just hung out all day watching tv. I tried to get Leah to drink water from a dropper and she couldn't even keep that down. At one point, i had to go feed Vivian and I asked Mackenzie to come sit with Leah. Madison said, "I will sit with Leah and hold the bowl mama!" Talk about melting your heart. Just when I thought we were on our way to ER with Miss Leah, Tim came in with a miracle drug that the dr called in for us. Within 5 min of taking it, she could keep down some water. She is still running a fever but I think the worst is over.

1 comment:

annie said...

awww. I'm so sorry that you're going through that right now... it helps my baby fever though, to think of everyone getting sick in our house at the same time and having a baby to take care of ... thanks for that. :)

I hope everyone (especially mama) starts feeling a lot better soon!!